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Definition of Dentist

  DENTIST   noun
A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?dent?st n. a person who is qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the mouth, jaws, teeth, and their supporting tissues, esp. the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones. °°dentistry n. [F dentiste f. dent tooth]

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