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floss

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noun \ˈfläs, ˈflȯs\

Definition of floss

  1. 1a :  soft thread of silk or mercerized cotton for embroideryb :  dental floss

  2. 2 :  fluffy fibrous material

Examples of floss in a sentence

  1. used cotton floss to simulate Santa's beard

Origin and Etymology of floss

probably modification of French floche soft, weak (of silk fiber), from Gascon, from Latin fluxus, literally, loose, flowing, past participle of fluere to flow — more at fluid


First Known Use: 1759


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floss

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Definition of floss

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to use dental floss on

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to use dental floss

Examples of floss in a sentence

  1. My dentist told me I should floss more often.

1974

First Known Use of floss

1974


FLOSS Defined for English Language Learners

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floss

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noun \ˈfläs, ˈflȯs\

Definition of floss for English Language Learners

  • : soft silk or cotton thread used for sewing


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floss

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Definition of floss for English Language Learners

  • : to use dental floss to clean your teeth


FLOSS Defined for Kids

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floss

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noun \ˈfläs, ˈflȯs\

Definition of floss for Students

  1. 1 :  dental floss

  2. 2 :  soft thread used in embroidery

  3. 3 :  fluffy material full of fibers


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floss

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Definition of floss for Students

flossed

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flossing

  1. :  to use dental floss on


Medical Dictionary

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floss

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noun \ˈfläs, ˈflȯs\

Medical Definition of floss


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floss

verb

Medical Definition of floss

  1. :  to use dental floss on (one's teeth) the correct way to floss your teeth

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to use dental floss flosses daily



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