trench mouth

noun

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trench mouth was in 1916

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“Trench mouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trench%20mouth. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

trench mouth

noun
: a destructive infectious inflammation of the mouth caused by bacteria

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