dentist

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noun den·tist \ˈden-təst\

Definition of dentist

  1. :  one who is skilled in and licensed to practice the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and mouth and who makes and inserts false teeth

Examples of dentist in a sentence

  1. I saw her at the dentist last week.

  2. He goes to the dentist's for a check-up every six months.

Origin and Etymology of dentist

French dentiste, from dent


First Known Use: 1752



DENTIST Defined for English Language Learners

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noun den·tist \ˈden-təst\

Definition of dentist for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to care for people's teeth

  • the dentist : the place where a dentist works


DENTIST Defined for Kids

dentist

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noun den·tist \ˈden-təst\

Definition of dentist for Students

  1. :  a person whose profession is the care, treatment, and repair of the teeth


Medical Dictionary

dentist

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noun den·tist \ˈdent-əst\

Medical Definition of dentist

  1. :  a licensed practitioner who is skilled in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and mouth and who makes and inserts false teeth



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