denture

noun
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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Let’s cut to the chase: The only thing most Americans want to know about Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate is who won, who lost and whose dentures appeared to come loose. Rex Huppke, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Democratic debate’s winners and losers, and a vaping ban so all teens have a chance to get shot: The Week in Review.," 12 Sep. 2019 For Morlan, learning that the program doesn’t cover dentures was heartbreaking. Juliana Kim, Washington Post, "Md. dental program for poor pays to remove teeth — but not replace them," 24 Aug. 2019 Childers was charged with theft, according to officials, who added that the dentures were recovered. Fox News, "Indiana woman allegedly steals dentures, wears them to meeting with probation officer: report," 25 July 2019 Cline had dentures and a hip replacement, which helped the coroner confirm her identity. Lizzie Johnson, SFChronicle.com, "Camp Fire: Three more victims identified — only 2 of the 86 people killed remain unidentified now," 9 Sep. 2019 Among these objects are a latex glove, teeth, and dentures. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "This Man's Dentures Were Stuck in His Voice Box for 8 Days After a Routine Procedure," 13 Aug. 2019 That includes dentures, blisters and serious gum disease. NBC News, "A man's missing dentures were found stuck in his throat 8 days after surgery," 13 Aug. 2019 That includes dentures, blisters and serious gum disease. Carla K. Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, "A man’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery — and they weren’t discovered for 8 days," 13 Aug. 2019 The dentures also had the victim's name written on them. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana woman stole dentures and wore them to meeting with probation officer, police say," 25 July 2019

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of denture

: a set of artificial teeth

denture

noun
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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