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tongue-depressor

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spatula used to depress the tongue in examinations of the mouth or throat. Sometimes it is attached to an arm passing under the lower jaw so as to be self-retaining.

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Examples

  • Used to be, therapists would put your tongue through all sorts of unspeakable horrors to determine the particulars of a speech impediment -- coating it in honey and charcoal powder, prodding it with a tongue-depressor, the list goes on.

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