den·​ture | \ˈden-chər \

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 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 And yet traditional Medicare does not cover routine dental care, like checkups, cleanings, fillings, dentures and tooth extraction. New York Times, "Medicare Doesn’t Equal Dental Care. That Can Be a Big Problem.," 19 Mar. 2018 This macabre market appeals to true crime collectors seeking everything from Charles Manson’s dentures to Ted Bundy’s glasses to the Virginia Tech shooter’s calculator. Skyler Swisher,, "Profiting from pain: 'Murderabilia' has macabre appeal to collectors," 13 June 2018 Late serial killer Charles Manson’s dentures were listed for $50,000, while Ted Bundy’s glasses are offered at $75,000. Skyler Swisher,, "Profiting from pain: 'Murderabilia' has macabre appeal to collectors," 13 June 2018 He is then scheduled to have permanent dentures inserted during another procedure in September. David Furones,, "Miami Hurricanes great Jim Kelly to be honored with Jimmy V award at ESPYs," 4 June 2018 Some of the more unusual items included enough to stock a small medical clinic: blood vials, dentures, a knee brace, pill bottles, a surgical mask, and a bottle of eye drops. Washington Post, "Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash," 12 Apr. 2018 Take this source, who is definitely not a stack of dentures in a trench coat named Fudy Biuliani: Pussycats in their 40s — so OK, so like maybe really late 40s — are setting saucers of milk. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Gossip Column Claims Women Are Extremely Horny for … Rudy Giuliani," 12 Apr. 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 \

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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