teething

noun
teeth·ing | \ˈtē-t͟hiŋ \

Definition of teething 

1 : the first growth of teeth

2 : the phenomena accompanying growth of teeth through the gums

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Don't reach into the medicine cabinet to soothe your baby's painful teething, a new statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Don't Use Baby Teething Medicine With Benzocaine, the FDA Warns," 23 May 2018 Instead, parents should try gently rubbing the gums of teething children or giving them a firm — not frozen — rubber teething ring, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Don't Use Baby Teething Medicine With Benzocaine, the FDA Warns," 23 May 2018 Pratt & Whitney, the other engine supplier for A320neo jets, has had some teething problems with its new engines, but the company has maintained that the issues are being overcome and production won't be limited by them. Lawrence Specker, AL.com, "Airbus growth plans developing; could mean Alabama jobs," 26 Apr. 2018 So putting those errors into the context of the whole season, some teething issues were to be expected. SI.com, "Former Referee Says VAR Has Made '16 to 18' Errors in Serie A But Insists Technology Is Improving," 9 Apr. 2018 The silky double-layer polyester infinity scarf is fitted with a big food-grade silicon teething ring that could pass, sans child, as a clunky accent piece. Judi Dash, latimes.com, "Fashionable, versatile and safe: what every traveler needs," 26 Mar. 2018 Despite considerable teething problems -- confusion about why decisions are made and lengthy delays -- Germany's top 18 clubs unanimously voted to keep the VAR for next season with only one abstention. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Bundelisga clubs to keep 50+1 rule, VAR next season," 22 Mar. 2018 The silky double-layer polyester infinity scarf is fitted with a big food-grade silicon teething ring that could pass — sans child — as a clunky accent piece linking the two ends. Judi Dash, Philly.com, "Gadget Guru: Boppy Teething Scarf," 23 Feb. 2018 The Boppy Teething Scarf is available in gray and white stripes or a heathered black and gray (each with a gray teething ring); a black and white pattern of little circles and squares with a black ring, or a solid blush pink with a matching ring. Judi Dash, Philly.com, "Gadget Guru: Boppy Teething Scarf," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of teething

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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teething troubles/problems

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teething

noun
teeth·ing | \ˈtē-t͟hiŋ \

Medical Definition of teething 

1 : the first growth of teeth

2 : the phenomena accompanying the growth of teeth through the gums

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