dentifrice

noun
den·​ti·​frice | \ ˈden-tə-frəs How to pronounce dentifrice (audio) \

Definition of dentifrice

: a powder, paste, or liquid for cleaning the teeth

First Known Use of dentifrice

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dentifrice

Middle English dentifricie, from Latin dentifricium, from denti- + fricare to rub — more at friction

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“Dentifrice.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dentifrice. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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dentifrice

noun
den·​ti·​frice | \ ˈdent-ə-frəs How to pronounce dentifrice (audio) \

Medical Definition of dentifrice

: a powder, paste, or liquid for cleaning the teeth

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