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

Examples of denture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other items needed that are not available through Foodshare include shampoo, razors, shaving cream, feminine products, adhesive bandages, denture cleanser, toothbrushes and toothpaste., 10 Nov. 2021 The man went to a cash register and paid for two other items, a liquid bandage product and cigarettes, but did not pay for the denture adhesive. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, 30 Oct. 2021 For especially stubborn deposits, Waterford recommends a third option: denture cleaning tablets. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Work Zoom meetings were followed by denture scrubbing. Kaci Neves, Bon Appétit, 7 June 2021 In 50 years Amazon will be using drones to deliver your denture cream. Paul Ford, Wired, 8 Apr. 2021 What works for me are denture cleaning tablets — one per cup with some hot water, and overnight, stains disappear. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2020 For a safer alternative to super glue, user @j9homiemakeup applies DIY vampire fangs with denture cream adhesive made for false teeth. Taylyn Washington-harmon,, 21 Oct. 2020 The old story that Washington’s dentures were made of wood has long been known to be false. USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2020

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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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“Denture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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