dental floss


Definition of dental floss

: a thread used to clean between the teeth

Examples of dental floss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was something that looked like dental floss in the second bag. Washington Post, "L.A. man says he found shrimp tails, dental floss and more in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch," 23 Mar. 2021 As superintendent of Crystal's Public Works Department, Patrick Sele has seen lots of items flushed down the toilet over the years: diapers, dental floss, hygiene products. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Somebody is flushing mop heads down the toilet in Crystal," 13 Apr. 2021 Just slide a long piece of unflavored dental floss under the dough, wrap it around the top and pull tightly in opposite directions to pull the floss through the roll. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Do-ahead steps make a lavish homemade brunch easy," 24 Mar. 2021 There are grouse hunters who would rather share the same strand of dental floss with you than their best grouse cover. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, "How to Hunt Ruffed Grouse," 24 Dec. 2020 Sewing Kit: This should include heavy-duty needles, an awl, and dental floss for thread. Jim Baird, Field & Stream, "How to Assemble the Ultimate Bug-Out Kit for Long-Term Wilderness Living," 1 Dec. 2020 State officials said the nest was about the size of a basketball and was located after state scientists trapped several hornets and attached radio trackers to some of them using dental floss. Fox News, "Over 500 'murder hornets' were found in Washington nest, including nearly 200 queens," 11 Nov. 2020 It was located after state scientists trapped several hornets and attached radio trackers to some of them using dental floss. CBS News, ""Murder hornet" nest with nearly 200 queens destroyed "in the nick of time"," 11 Nov. 2020 The nest was found after the state agriculture department trapped some hornets and used dental floss to attach radio trackers last week to some of them. CBS News, "Scientists kill 85 "murder hornets" and capture 13 alive: "This is only the start"," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of dental floss

1910, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2021

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“Dental floss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dental floss

: a special thread that is used to clean between your teeth

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Kids Definition of dental floss

: a special thread used for cleaning between teeth

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Medical Definition of dental floss

: a thread used to clean between the teeth

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