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teething

[tee-th ing] /ˈti ðɪŋ/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
eruption of the deciduous teeth, especially the phenomena associated with their eruption.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; teethe + -ing1

teethe

[teeth] /tið/
verb (used without object), teethed, teething.
1.
to grow teeth; cut one's teeth.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English tethen, derivative of teth teeth
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British Dictionary definitions for tee thing

teethe

/tiːð/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to cut one's baby (deciduous) teeth
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Word Origin and History for tee thing

teethe

v.

early 15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English verb *teþan, from toþ (see tooth). Related: Teethed; teething.

teething

n.

1724, verbal noun from teethe (v.).

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tee thing in Medicine

teething teeth·ing (tē'ðĭng)
n.
The eruption or cutting of the teeth.

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