\ˈtütht, uncompounded also ˈtü-thəd\

Definition of toothed 

: having teeth especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination fine-toothed

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The orange-toothed rodents have been blamed for destabilizing canal banks and nearby streets by eating grass roots and burrowing into the earth. Drew Broach,, "Nutria in Jefferson Parish drainage canals to stay in SWAT crosshairs," 15 May 2018 Roussel is far from the only sweet-toothed skater to find sustenance during a long sentence. Alex Prewitt,, "The NHL Penalty Box Is a Small Glass Case Made for Oddities," 19 Apr. 2018 The shop's sweet-toothed followers showed up for the occasion, and after three rounds of doughnut-making, the shop was nearly sold out at 11:30 this morning and ready to close for the day. Julia Sclafani, sacbee, "Fans flock to popular doughnut shop as it reopens after fire," 22 June 2018 The caper was captured on cellphone video, but the sweet-toothed thief got away. Sun Sentinel Staff,, "Squirrely thief gets away with the goods (goodies) at Disnye's Magic Kingdom," 13 June 2018 Here's what to do: Enemy number one to lice and nits is the comb, of the extremely fine-toothed variety. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "This 3-Step Natural Head Lice Remedy Works For My Family Every Time," 15 Aug. 2017 But like a full-sized gear, these tiny, toothed circles can't turn all by themselves. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Create Microgears That Are Slimmer Than a Human Hair," 11 Jan. 2016 The leaves can also be shiny or dull and the edges of the leaves may be smooth or toothed. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy," 4 June 2018 Rig operator Corey Blevins on Thursday sunk the jagged-toothed bit into a fresh spot in the 66-acre dump as construction of 42 new gas containment wells neared completion. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Work At Manchester Dump Meant To Curb Stink," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of toothed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toothed

: having teeth : having teeth of a specified kind


\ˈtütht \

Kids Definition of toothed

: having or showing teeth especially of a particular kind sharp-toothed


\ˈtütht also ˈtü-thəd\

Medical Definition of toothed 

1 : having teeth especially of an indicated kind or number small-toothed individuals

2 : having pointed projections on the margin or surface

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