[ den-cher ]
See synonyms for: denturedentures on

  1. an artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture ), or all of the teeth (full denture ) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis.

  2. a set of teeth.

Origin of denture

1870–75; <French, equivalent to denttooth (see dent2) + -ure-ure

Words Nearby denture Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use denture in a sentence

  • A little more, and his tongue would have cleaved to the gold of his upper denture.

    Mr. Prohack | E. Arnold Bennett
  • In discussing dental dreams I have pointed out the importance of having the denture examined for possible pus pockets.

    Psychoanalysis | Andr Tridon

British Dictionary definitions for denture


/ (ˈdɛntʃə) /

noun(usually plural)
  1. Also called: dental plate, false teeth a partial or full set of artificial teeth

  2. rare a set of natural teeth

Origin of denture

C19: from French, from dent tooth + -ure

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