Definition of dentures noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdentʃəz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdentʃərz//
[plural] Mouth and teeth
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artificial teeth on a thin piece of plastic (= a plate), worn by somebody who no longer has all their own teeth Wordfinderanaesthetic, cavity, check-up, crown, dentist, dentures, drill, extract, filling, hygienist See related entries: Mouth and teeth Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French, from dent ‘tooth’, from Latin dens, dent-.Extra examples Remember to clean your dentures after you take them out. She doesn’t wear her dentures at night. a new set of dentures
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