teething

noun
teeth·​ing | \ ˈtē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce teething (audio) \

Definition of teething

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

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Advocates say Scotland’s implementation of its own coercive control law, which came into force in April, has tried to avoid some of the teething problems suffered by England and Wales. Ciara Nugent, Time, "'Abuse Is a Pattern.' Why These Nations Took the Lead in Criminalizing Controlling Behavior in Relationships," 21 June 2019 Pre-teething is generally pretty tame and may not even seem out of the ordinary. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "When Do Babies Start Teething?," 26 Feb. 2019 Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets have safely treated the pain associated with teething for more than 85 years. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "FDA Tells Parents to Stop Using Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets Immediately," 17 Apr. 2017 In the most high-profile case, homeopathic teething products were found to contain toxic belladonna, aka deadly nightshade. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Massive recall of homeopathic kids’ products spotlights dubious health claims," 24 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of teething

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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teething

noun
teeth·​ing | \ ˈtē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce teething (audio) \

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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