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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. molar
Cristina tuvo que tener una endodoncia en una muela.Cristina had to have a root canal in one of her molars.
b. back tooth
Me duele mucho esta muela, doctor.This back tooth really hurts, doctor.
2. (for grinding)
a. millstone
Tienen una antigua muela en el museo culinario.They have an ancient millstone in the culinary museum.
b. grindstone
Oigo el silbato del afilador que viene con su muela a sacarle filo a los cuchillos.I can hear the whistle of the knife sharpener coming with his grindstone to sharpen knives.
3. (geography)
a. hill
Subamos a la muela para poder ver el paisaje.Let's climb up to the top of the hill so we can see the scenery.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (diente)
a. back tooth, molar
muela del juiciowisdom tooth
2. (de molino)
a. millstone
3. (para afilar)
a. grindstone
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1 (Anatomía) (gen) tooth; (para especificar) back tooth; molar
dolor de muelas toothache
está que echa las muelas he's hopping mad
hacer la muela (Caribe) to skive (muy_familiar)
muela del juicio wisdom tooth
2 (Técnica) [de molino] millstone; [de afilar] grindstone
3 (Geografía) (cerro) mound; hillock
4 (And) gluttony
5 (Caribe) trickery
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