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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A destruction of bone or tooth as in tooth decay.

Usage examples (35)
  • Dental caries can be prevented with good dental hygiene.
  • His father knew Iranian government officials back years ago. .still to this day I bet you the name caries respect over in the middle east.
  • All cavities are symptoms of a bacterial infection called dental caries, which is the most common disease of childhood.
  • The teeth are interesting in showing marked rotting or "caries," hitherto unknown in prehistoric skulls. for more
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  • He "carries" (present tense of carry) his son to the dentist so she can fill his "caries" (tooth decay, cavities).
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