Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Dentation noun Formation of teeth; toothed form. [ R.]

How did it [ a bill] get its barb, its dentation ?

Dented adjective [ From Dent , transitive verb ] Indented; impressed with little hollows.

Dentel noun Same as Dentil .

Dentelle noun [ French] (Bookbinding) An ornamental tooling like lace. Knight.

Dentelli noun plural [ Italian , sing. dentello , prop., little tooth, dim. of dente tooth, Latin dens , dentis . Confer Dentil .] Modillions. Spectator.

Dentex noun [ New Latin , confer Latin dentix a sort of sea fish.] (Zoology) An edible European marine fish ( Sparus dentex , or Dentex vulgaris ) of the family Percidæ .

Denticete noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin dens , dentis , tooth + cetus , plural cete , whale, Greek ....] (Zoology) The division of Cetacea in which the teeth are developed, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.

Denticle noun [ Latin denticulus a little tooth, dim. of dens , dentis , tooth. See Dental , and confer Dentelli .] A small tooth or projecting point.

Denticulate, Denticulated adjective [ Latin denticulatus , from denticulus . See Denticle .] Furnished with denticles; notched into little toothlike projections; as, a denticulate leaf of calyx. -- Den*tic"u*late*ly adverb

Denticulation noun
1. The state of being set with small notches or teeth. Grew.

2. (Bot. & Zoology) A diminutive tooth; a denticle.

Dentiferous adjective [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth + -ferous .] Bearing teeth; dentigerous.

Dentiform adjective [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth + -form : confer French dentiforme .] Having the form of a tooth or of teeth; tooth-shaped.

Dentifrice noun [ Latin dentifricium ; dens , dentis , tooth + fricare to rub: confer French dentifrice . See Tooth , and Friction .] A powder or other substance to be used in cleaning the teeth; tooth powder.

Dentigerous adjective [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth + -gerous .] Bearing teeth or toothlike structures.

Dentil noun [ Late Latin dentillus , for Latin denticulus . Confer Dentelli , Denticle , Dentile .] (Architecture) A small square block or projection in cornices, a number of which are ranged in an ornamental band; -- used particularly in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.

Dentilabial adjective Formed by the teeth and the lips, or representing a sound so formed. -- noun A dentilabial sound or letter.

Dentilated adjective Toothed.

Dentilation noun Dentition.

Dentilave noun [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth + lavare to wash.] A wash for cleaning the teeth.

Dentile noun [ Late Latin dentillus , for Latin denticulus . See Dentil .] (Zoology) A small tooth, like that of a saw.

Dentilingual adjective [ Latin dens tooth + English lingual .] Produced by applying the tongue to the teeth or to the gums; or representing a sound so formed. -- noun A dentilingual sound or letter.

The letters of this fourth, dentilingual or linguidental, class, viz., d, t, s, z, l, r.
Am. Cyc.

Dentiloquist noun One who speaks through the teeth, that is, with the teeth closed.

Dentiloquy noun [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth + loqui to speak.] The habit or practice of speaking through the teeth, or with them closed.

Dentinal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to dentine.

Dentine (-tĭn) noun [ Confer French dentine .] (Anat.) The dense calcified substance of which teeth are largely composed. It contains less animal matter than bone, and in the teeth of man is situated beneath the enamel.

Dentiphone (dĕn"tĭ*fōn) noun [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth + Greek fwnh` sound.] An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve; an audiphone. Knight.

Dentiroster noun ; plural Dentirostres . [ New Latin , from Latin dens , dentis , tooth + rostrum bill, beak: confer French dentirostre .] (Zoology) A dentirostral bird.

Dentirostral adjective (Zoology) Having a toothed bill; -- applied to a group of passerine birds, having the bill notched, and feeding chiefly on insects, as the shrikes and vireos. See Illust. ( N ) under Beak .

Dentirostrate adjective Dentirostral.

Dentiscalp noun [ Latin dens tooth + scalpere to scrape.] An instrument for scraping the teeth.

Dentist noun [ From Latin dens , dentis , tooth: confer French dentiste . See Tooth .] One whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon.

Dentistic, Dentistical adjective Pertaining to dentistry or to dentists. [ R.]

Dentistry noun The art or profession of a dentist; dental surgery.

Dentition noun [ Latin dentitio , from dentire to cut teeth, from dens , dentis , tooth. See Dentist .]
1. The development and cutting of teeth; teething.

2. (Zoology) The system of teeth peculiar to an animal.

Dentize transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Dentized ; present participle & verbal noun Dentizing .] [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth.] To breed or cut new teeth. [ R.]

The old countess . . . did dentize twice or thrice.

Dentoid adjective [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth + -oid .] Shaped like a tooth; tooth- shaped.

Dentolingual adjective Dentilingual.

Denture noun [ Latin dens , dentis , tooth: confer French denture , Old French denteure .] (Dentistry) An artificial tooth, block, or set of teeth.

Denudate transitive verb [ Latin denudatus , past participle of denudare . See Denude .] To denude. [ Obsolete or R.]

Denudation noun [ Latin denudatio : confer French dénudation .]
1. The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.

2. (Geol.) The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water.

Denude transitive verb [ Latin denudare ; de- + nudare to make naked or bare, nudus naked. See Nude .] To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands.

Denunciate transitive verb [ Latin denuntiatus , denunciatus , past participle of denuntiare , -ciare . See Denounce .] To denounce; to condemn publicly or solemnly. [ R.]

To denunciate this new work.

Denunciation noun [ Latin denuntiatio , -ciatio .]
1. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. [ Obsolete]

Public . . . denunciation of banns before marriage.
Bp. Hall.

2. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.

3. That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.

Uttering bold denunciations of ecclesiastical error.

Denunciative adjective [ Latin denuntiativus , -ciativus , monitory.] Same as Denunciatory . Farrar.

Denunciator noun [ Latin denuntiator , -ciator , a police officer.] One who denounces, publishes, or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.

Denunciatory adjective Characterized by or containing a denunciation; minatory; accusing; threatening; as, severe and denunciatory language.

Denutrition noun (Physiol.) The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the breaking down of tissue.

Deny transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Denied ; present participle & verbal noun Denying .] [ Middle English denien , denaien , Old French denier , deneer , French dénier , from Latin denegare ; de- + negare to say no, deny. See Negation .]
1. To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm , allow , or admit .

» We deny what another says, or we deny the truth of an assertion, the force of it, or the assertion itself.

2. To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to decline; to renounce. [ Obsolete] "If you deny to dance." Shak.

3. To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.

Who finds not Providence all good and wise,
Alike in what it gives, and what denies ?

To some men, it is more agreeable to deny a vicious inclination, than to gratify it.
J. Edwards.

4. To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.

The falsehood of denying his opinion.

Thou thrice denied , yet thrice beloved.

To deny one's self , to decline the gratification of appetites or desires; to practice self- denial.

Let him deny himself, and take up his cross.
Matt. xvi. 24.

Deny intransitive verb To answer in ......... negative; to declare an assertion not to be true.

Then Sarah denied , saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid.
Gen. xviii. 15.

Denyingly adverb In the manner of one denies a request. Tennyson.