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English definition of “orifice”


noun [C]     /ˈɒr.ɪ.fɪs/ US  /ˈɔːr.ə-/
an opening or hole, especially one in the body, such as the mouth: humorous I was stuffing cake into every available orifice.formal The driver was bleeding from every orifice.Holes, hollows and dipsSubstances and structures in the body
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