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teething

[tee-th ing]
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noun Dentistry.
  1. eruption of the deciduous teeth, especially the phenomena associated with their eruption.

Origin of teething

First recorded in 1725–35; teethe + -ing1

teethe

[teeth]
verb (used without object), teethed, teeth·ing.
  1. to grow teeth; cut one's teeth.

Origin of teethe

1375–1425; late Middle English tethen, derivative of teth teeth
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teethe

verb
  1. (intr) to cut one's baby (deciduous) teeth
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Word Origin and History for teething

n.

1724, verbal noun from teethe (v.).

teethe

v.

early 15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English verb *teþan, from toþ (see tooth). Related: Teethed; teething.

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teething in Medicine

teething

(tēðĭng)
n.
  1. The eruption or cutting of the teeth.
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