morning breath


Definition of morning breath

: halitosis upon awakening from sleep that is caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth from decreased saliva production

Examples of morning breath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But unlike very temporary morning breath and mussed hair, there can be a long-lasting impact on our skin's smoothness. Marci Robin, Allure, 12 Apr. 2022 But mind reading causes problems for the couple when Alexa orders mouthwash because of Johansson’s morning breath and activates a blender when Johansson doesn’t want to hear Jost talk about a spray tan. Mae Anderson, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2022 Trump’s family are a far departure from the authentic intimacy the Obama family revealed (think Michelle talking about Barack’s morning breath). Natalie Gontcharova,, 26 Aug. 2020 Few things are as immediate of a mood killer as coffee-and-Mountain-House-Curry morning breath. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 23 Apr. 2018 These same gases also contribute to the stink of morning breath. Sam Kean, Slate Magazine, 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of morning breath

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Morning breath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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morning breath

morn·​ing breath | \ ˈmȯr-niŋ- How to pronounce morning breath (audio) \

Medical Definition of morning breath

: halitosis upon awakening from sleep that is caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth due to decreased saliva production


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