teethe

verb
\ˈtēt͟h \
teethed; teething

Definition of teethe 

intransitive verb

: to experience the emergence of one's teeth through the gums

Examples of teethe in a Sentence

The baby is starting to teethe.

Recent Examples on the Web

Apparently this all-purpose parenting elixir of the past is not the best remedy, even for teething. Allison Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "My Kid Literally Ate Chicken Poop When I Turned Away For 5 Seconds—Here’s Why I’m Still A Good Mom," 19 Jan. 2018 The Food and Drug Administration warned parents on Wednesday about the dangers of using teething products that contain the popular numbing agent benzocaine. Abigail Abrams, Time, "FDA Warns That Benzocaine Teething Products Are Not Safe for Children," 25 May 2018 The common topical anesthetic in teething gels, prays, ointments, and lozenges can lead to a serious and sometimes fatal condition called methemoglobinemia, in which red blood cells can no longer carry as much oxygen. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Don't Use Baby Teething Medicine With Benzocaine, the FDA Warns," 23 May 2018 For treatment of teething pain, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using teething rings made of firm rubber (not frozen), or gently rubbing or massaging the child's gums with a finger. Laura Mcknight, NOLA.com, "Teething gels pose 'serious risk' to babies, FDA warns," 23 May 2018 One of the unique assets of Washington and the United States at this moment in history is a teething gorilla. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Infant gorilla now teething, National Zoo says," 8 June 2018 When our Labradoodle, Rocket, arrived on the scene earlier this year, my family soon learned that certain materials are irresistible to teething puppies. Michelle Higgins, sacbee, "Limit the impact that dogs, cats unleash on orderliness | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 When her 15-month-old daughter started teething, Danielle Kapetanovic tried following a friend's advice and picked up some Orajel Medicated Nighttime Teething Gel to help soothe baby Chloe's pain. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Mom Issues Warning About Teething Gel After Her Daughter Nearly Died," 13 Mar. 2018 When our Labradoodle, Rocket, arrived on the scene earlier this year, my family soon learned that certain materials are irresistible to teething puppies. Michelle Higgins, sacbee, "Limit the impact that dogs, cats unleash on orderliness | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of teethe

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teethe

back-formation from teething

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teethily

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teethe

verb

English Language Learners Definition of teethe

: to have the first set of teeth begin to grow

: to bite on something in order to relieve pain caused by teething

teethe

verb
\ˈtēt͟h \
teethed; teething

Kids Definition of teethe

: to experience the growth of teeth through the gums

\ˈtēt͟h \
teethed; teething

Medical Definition of teethe 

: to cut one's teeth : grow teeth

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