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Definition of "denture" [den•ture]

  • A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate. (noun)
  • A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denture" in a sentence
  • "I had just finished assessing the need for Mr. Ogren, a retired teacher, to have a partial denture, which, of course, he was resisting -- a denture is the last stop before the old folks 'home -- when Laurie poked her head in the door."
  • "Instead, they are asking for specifics, such as denture cream and sandwich bags."
  • "That's the only time I have done a kiddie "denture"."