teeth grinding


noun Pathology.

habitual, purposeless clenching and grinding of the teeth, especially during sleep.

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Also called bruxism.
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Example sentences from the Web for teeth grinding

  • The waterworks tend to switch on at moments of teeth-grinding stress and sweet relief.

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