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dental casualty
 n.— «“In Desert Storm there were 35,000 dental casualties,” military parlance for soldiers who could not perform their duties because of problems with their teeth.» —“N.J. units prepare for active duty in Iraq” by Justo Bautista The Record (Hackensack, New Jersey) Dec. 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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