den·​ture | \ ˈden-chər How to pronounce denture (audio) \

Definition of denture

1 : a set of teeth
2 : an artificial replacement for one or more teeth especially : a set of false teeth

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The Jennings County Sheriff's Office said a woman in the Country Squire Lake area of the county told a deputy on Monday that her dentures had been stolen. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana woman stole dentures and wore them to meeting with probation officer, police say," 25 July 2019 With the help of his friend, a tag-team wrestler who goes by the name Sprinkles the Clown, Dykstra informed his Twitter followers Sunday afternoon that his dentures were finally recovered – after nine hours of searching. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Lenny Dysktra spent Father's Day weekend dumpster-diving for his $80K dentures," 18 June 2019 The plan covered services like regular cleanings, fillings and, as Shelden found out too late, dentures. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Veto to Medicaid dental coverage leaves some Alaskans without teeth and others likely to lose them, providers say," 19 July 2019 These are the same materials found in human teeth; however, the sea creature’s denture is structured differently, composed of microscopic minerals arranged in a somewhat haphazard manner that scatters light. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Predators with virtually invisible fangs prowl the deep sea," 6 June 2019 Before the plea deal was finalized, authorities used modern methods to retest evidence stored at a Richmond police locker, including various swabs from Vasquez’s autopsy, as well as her fingernail clippings and dentures. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Contra Costa DA’s number two resigns, says handling of murder cases ‘made me sick inside’," 2 July 2019 Dykstra chronicled the all-night search with videos on Twitter, concluding with a triumphant one Sunday (warning: profanity and denture-spitting). Chuck Schilken,, "Lenny Dykstra says he searched nine hours in a dumpster for his $80,000 dentures," 19 June 2019 The object is to swipe treats off of Granny's plate without waking her up and making her dentures shoot out from her mouth. Adam Schubak, Good Housekeeping, "We Figured Out How You Can Buy All Your Christmas Gifts on a $500 Budget," 21 Nov. 2018 On average, a certified nurse assistant needed 10 minutes to collect personal items such as glasses or dentures from patients before surgery. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "What Does Knee Surgery Cost? Few Know, and That’s a Problem," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of denture

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for denture

French, from Middle French, from dent

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English Language Learners Definition of denture

: a set of artificial teeth


den·​ture | \ ˈden-chər How to pronounce denture (audio) \

Medical Definition of denture

1 : a set of teeth
2 : an artificial replacement for one or more teeth especially : a set of false teeth

called also dental plate

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