- an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent.
Origin of orifice
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Examples from the Web for orifice
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Fasting in Islam means not putting anything in any orifice of the body.First Friday of Ramadan For Palestinians
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One may take a sheep's bladder into the orifice of which a tube is fastened.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
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There had been only a superficial examination by Tomlinson of the orifice of the wound.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
A jet of soapsuds plays on each drill from an orifice 1/32 in.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught
It was not difficult then to stop up the orifice with a little fat.Three Boys in the Wild North Land
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He examined the edge of the orifice where the rock rested upon it.The Lone Ranche
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- mainly Technical an opening or mouth into a cavity; vent; aperture
C16: via French from Late Latin ōrificium, from Latin ōs mouth + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for orifice
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.
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