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DRY SOCKET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dry socket mean? 

DRY SOCKET (noun)
  The noun DRY SOCKET has 1 sense:

1. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form

  Familiarity information: DRY SOCKET used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRY SOCKET (noun)


Sense 1dry socket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

alveolitis; dry socket

Hypernyms ("dry socket" is a kind of...):

inflammation; redness; rubor (a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat)


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