Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bruxism”


noun [U] uk   /ˈbrʌks.ɪzəm/ us    /ˈbrʌkˌsɪz.əm/ specialized
the habit of constantly moving the teeth against each other, especially when sleepingProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
(Definition of bruxism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bruxism?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day


an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More