toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Definition of toothache

: pain in or about a tooth

Examples of toothache in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The patient featured in the new case report developed methemoglobinemia after using medication to treat a toothache. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "What is Methemoglobinemia? What to Know About the Rare Disorder That Turned One Woman’s Blood Blue," 19 Sep. 2019 Numbing medication caused her reaction In his patient’s case, her reaction was caused by benzocaine, an active ingredient found in over-the-counter toothache and cold sore medicine. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "A woman used a numbing agent to treat a toothache. The next day her blood turned blue," 19 Sep. 2019 It was prescribed for toothaches, skin conditions, and the plague. Wired, "Does the FDA Even Regulate E-Cigs? Actually Kinda Not," 18 Sep. 2019 One person told me of their constant complaints of a toothache that went unanswered. Denise S. Maes, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: The GEO Group is operating its Aurora facility like a prison — most detainees aren’t violent criminals," 16 Sep. 2019 Emergency departments are equipped only to provide antibiotics or pain medicine to subdue the toothache. Juliana Kim, Washington Post, "Md. dental program for poor pays to remove teeth — but not replace them," 24 Aug. 2019 Historically, it was used by Native Americans as a painkiller and a cure for toothache, coughs, colds, sore throats and snake bite. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Cannabis isn’t the only game in town — medicinal plants that cure headaches and fight cancer can be found in Chicago’s oldest medicinal garden," 25 July 2019 The patient, whose story was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, went to the emergency room after a toothache turned into something more serious. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Rare Skin Infection Caused This Man to Have a ‘Double Tongue’," 10 July 2019 But right now Diane von Furstenberg has a toothache. Alex Kuczynski, Town & Country, "Diane and Talita von Furstenberg Turn an American Empire into a Family Dynasty," 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of toothache

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2019

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“Toothache.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toothaches. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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More Definitions for toothache

toothache

noun
How to pronounce toothache (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of toothache

: pain in or near a tooth

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothache

: pain in or near a tooth

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothache

: pain in or about a tooth

called also odontalgia

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