dentifrice

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noun den·ti·frice \ ˈden-tə-frəs \

Definition of dentifrice

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

Origin and Etymology of dentifrice

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


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dentifrice

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noun den·ti·frice \ ˈdent-ə-frəs \

medical Definition of dentifrice

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

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