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denotation an explicit, agreed-upon meaning of a word, as distinguished from connotation. (Cf. connotation.) [3 definitions]
denote to be a mark or signal of; indicate. [3 definitions]
denouement in a novel, play, or film, the final resolution of the plot's complexities and questions. [2 definitions]
denounce to attack or condemn verbally; speak out against; censure. [3 definitions]
de novo (Latin) from the beginning; anew; afresh.
dense having parts closely massed with little space between. [4 definitions]
density the state or condition of being dense. [4 definitions]
dent1 a hollow or depression made in a surface by or as if by pressure or a blow. [3 definitions]
dent2 a projecting, toothlike part, as on a cogwheel.
dental of, related to, or for the teeth. [2 definitions]
dental floss a tough thread, often waxed, esp. made for removing food particles and plaque from between the teeth.
dental hygiene the care and cleaning of teeth, esp. by professional dental hygienists. [2 definitions]
dental hygienist a licensed specialist in preventive dental care, whose practice includes cleaning and x-rays, and who often works in a dentist's office.
dentate having teeth, toothlike projections, or a notched, toothlike edge.
denti- tooth.
dentifrice a preparation used to clean the teeth; toothpaste.
dentil one of a group of small rectangular blocks resembling teeth, such as those forming a molding or projecting from under a cornice.
dentine the bonelike material under the enamel of a tooth which constitutes the main part of the tooth.
dentist one who practices dentistry.
dentistry the profession or work of diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases or malformations of the teeth, gums, and related parts.
dentition the arrangement, including the number and kind, of teeth. [2 definitions]