fluoridate

verb fluo·ri·date \ ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌdāt , ˈflȯr- \

Definition of fluoridate

fluoridated; fluoridating
: to add a fluoride to (something, such as drinking water) to reduce tooth decay

fluoridation

play \ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈdā-shən, ˌflȯr-\ noun

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First Known Use of fluoridate

1949

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FLUORIDATE Defined for English Language Learners

fluoridate

Definition of fluoridate for English Language Learners

  • : to add fluoride to (water or toothpaste)


FLUORIDATE Defined for Kids

fluoridate

verb fluo·ri·date \ ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌdāt , ˈflȯr- \

Definition of fluoridate for Students

fluoridated; fluoridating
: to add a fluoride to

Medical Dictionary

fluoridate

transitive verb flu·o·ri·date \ ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌdāt , ˈflōr- , ˈflȯr- \

medical Definition of fluoridate

fluoridated; fluoridating
: to add a fluoride to (as drinking water) to reduce tooth decay

fluoridation

play \ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈdā-shən, ˌflōr-, ˌflȯr-\ noun


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