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toothache

[ tooth-eyk ]
/ ˈtuθˌeɪk /
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noun

a pain in or about a tooth.

Nearby words

tooth germ, tooth powder, tooth pulp, tooth rash, tooth shell, toothache, toothache tree, toothbrush, toothbrushing, toothed, toothed whale

Origin of toothache

before 1050; Middle English tothache, Old English tōthæce, tōthece. See tooth, ache
Related formstooth·ach·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for toothache

toothache

/ (ˈtuːθˌeɪk) /

noun

a pain in or about a toothTechnical name: odontalgia
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Word Origin and History for toothache

toothache


n.

late 14c., from tooth + ache (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for toothache

toothache

[ tōōthāk′ ]

n.

An aching pain in or near a tooth.dentalgia odontalgia
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