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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To grow teeth; cut one's teeth.

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  • v. To grow teeth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grow or cut the teeth: as, a teething child.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. grow teeth; cut the baby teeth


Middle English tethen, from teth, pl. of tooth, tooth; see tooth.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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