Definitions for dentistˈdɛn tɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

den•tistˈdɛn tɪst(n.)

  1. a person whose profession is dentistry.

    Category: Dentistry

Origin of dentist:

1750–60; < F dentiste=denttooth (see dent2) +-iste -ist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dentist, tooth doctor, dental practitioner(noun)

    a person qualified to practice dentistry

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dentist(noun)ˈdɛn tɪst

    a professional who fixes and cleans teeth

    He's going to the dentist.


  1. dentist(Noun)

    A medical doctor who specializes in dentistry.

  2. Origin: From dentiste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dentist(noun)

    one whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon


  1. Dentist

    A dentist, also known as a 'dental surgeon', is a health care practitioner that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist's supporting team aides in providing oral health services. The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and in some states, dental therapists.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dentist' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3881

Anagrams of dentist

  1. stinted

Translations for dentist

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who cares for diseases etc of the teeth, by filling or removing them etc

Our dentist is very careful; I hate going to the dentist.

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