teething

[ tee-th ing ]
/ ˈti ðɪŋ /

noun Dentistry.

eruption of the deciduous teeth, especially the phenomena associated with their eruption.

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Origin of teething

First recorded in 1725–35; teethe + -ing1

Definition for teething (2 of 2)

teethe
[ teeth ]
/ tið /

verb (used without object), teethed, teeth·ing.

to grow teeth; cut one's teeth.

Origin of teethe

1375–1425; late Middle English tethen, derivative of teth teeth
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British Dictionary definitions for teething

teethe
/ (tiːð) /

verb

(intr) to cut one's baby (deciduous) teeth
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Medical definitions for teething

teething
[ tēðĭng ]

n.

The eruption or cutting of the teeth.
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