American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The eruption and cutting of teeth, especially the milk teeth; dentition.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dentition; the growth or formation of teeth; the act or process of acquiring teeth, as when they cut the gums.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The process of the first growth of teeth, or the phenomena attending their issue through the gums; dentition.
- n. the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
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“One thing that worked for us with teething is to wet a washcloth, then wring it out and toss it in the freezer.”
“Oh your poor little bunny. teething is such an absolute misery, and to think I have one about to go into braces …”
“Her fits of passion, which are awful to behold, and are usually called teething, are no such thing; they are her natural exasperation, because we don't understand her, though she is talking an intelligible language.”
“My little Alice is backward in teething, not having yet achieved her eye or stomach teeth, and backward, I think, too, in talking, though she is beginning to string her words together, and makes her will and wishes distinctly and imperatively understood.”
“After howls from the company and vigorous pushback by Ohio officials, however, the agency postponed its final application review to allow USEC more time to fix what the company euphemistically called "teething problems.”
“But they help with the playing and the teething, which is good.”
“Since 2003 will usher in the tenth year of the new dispensation, there are several matters than can no longer be described as teething problems or growing pains but that require urgent action," he said in a statement written in Afrikaans.”
“This process is called teething and can cause great discomfort to some babies.”
“This process is known as teething and most children will have their full set of first teeth by the time they are two-and-a-half to three years of age.”
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