denture

noun

den·​ture ˈden-chər How to pronounce denture (audio)
1
: a set of teeth
2
: an artificial replacement for one or more teeth
especially : a set of false teeth

Examples of denture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the more unique findings include a hammer, dentures, and a wedding ring. Elena Gastaldo, Idaho Statesman, 22 June 2024 Listen to this article No longer a site for manufacturing crowns and dentures, the former Yankee Dental lab just off the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield is going to be renovated as a vendors mall for arts, crafts, clothing, decor and more. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 12 June 2024 Antonietta always wore her dentures in public, her friends said. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 4 June 2024 You will also be asked to remove eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, dentures, and piercingsprior to the surgery. Scott Sundick, Verywell Health, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for denture 

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Middle French, from dent

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of denture was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Denture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denture. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

denture

noun
den·​ture ˈden-chər How to pronounce denture (audio)
: a set of teeth
especially : a partial or complete set of false teeth

Medical Definition

denture

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