Definition of teethe in English:



  • Grow or cut teeth, especially milk teeth.

    • ‘For mild cases of teething, most infants will benefit from combination teething tablets that contain multiple homeopathic remedies.’
    • ‘Children often experience some of these symptoms while teething (growing teeth).’
    • ‘Teeth can therefore serve a variety of functions in our lives from the time that the first deciduous (milk or primary) teeth appear, a process commonly known as teething.’
    • ‘Chamomilla is good for earaches associated with teething.’
    • ‘Today, this species is a sedative given in mild form to infants during teething and is used in commercial diuretics.’
    • ‘The causes for chewing wood can be tooth problems and teething, stomach or intestinal parasites or mineral deficiency.’
    • ‘However, small children have been known to incur health problems by ingesting loose chips of lead paint or by teething on painted woodwork, such as window sills.’
    • ‘If she turns around, she'll see the silver fob and chain, marked by their daughter's teething.’
    • ‘If she hadn't seen them with her own eyes, Rebecca probably wouldn't have known her daughter was teething.’
    • ‘My mom said he's teething and has been pretty fussy lately.’
    • ‘As you might expect, there's plenty of questions and advice about teething, naps, and feeding.’
    • ‘Reasons for biting behavior among toddlers in group child care include teething, impulsiveness and lack of self-control, overstimulation, and frustration.’
    • ‘Paracetamol and teething gels were widely recommended by all groups, and 41 pharmacists recommended sedating medication.’
    • ‘Other conditions can also result in earaches, such as teething, a foreign object in the ear, or hard earwax.’
    • ‘Although tender and swollen gums could cause your baby's temperature to be a little higher than normal, teething, as a rule, does not cause high fever or diarrhea.’
    • ‘You want the very best pediatrician for your baby - someone you can turn to for advice on teething, ear infections, potty training and the major stages of your child's development.’
    • ‘Increased drooling is common at this age but not necessarily associated with teething.’
    • ‘He had taken up that nasty habit lately, but I assumed it was just because he was teething.’
    • ‘Hypersecretion commonly is caused by inflammation, such as teething, dental caries, and oral cavity infection.’
    • ‘Some are designed to numb very specific types of pain - for example, from teething, hemorrhoids or sunburn.’


Late Middle English: from teeth.