toothache

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noun tooth·ache \ˈtüth-ˌāk\

Definition of toothache

  1. :  pain in or about a tooth

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First Known Use of toothache

14th century


TOOTHACHE Defined for English Language Learners

toothache

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Definition of toothache for English Language Learners

  • : pain in or near a tooth


TOOTHACHE Defined for Kids

toothache

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noun tooth·ache \ˈtüth-ˌāk\

Definition of toothache for Students

  1. :  pain in or near a tooth


Medical Dictionary

toothache

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noun tooth·ache \ˈtüth-ˌāk\

Medical Definition of toothache

  1. :  pain in or about a tooth—called also odontalgia



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