fluoridated

adjective

fluo·​ri·​dat·​ed ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌdā-təd How to pronounce fluoridated (audio)
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: having added fluoride
fluoridated toothpaste
Fish, fish products, and tea contain the highest concentration of fluorine. Cooking in fluoridated water raises the levels in many foods.Sue Rodwell Williams

Examples of fluoridated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the publication, the topic has landed in court where experts have argued whether the Environmental Protection Agency should ban fluoridated water to avoid potentially harming children. . Jeff A. Chamer, Charlotte Observer, 7 Feb. 2024 Which states have the least amount of residents with fluoridated water? Lisa Rathke, USA TODAY, 10 Oct. 2022 Some people in Girdwood purchase filtration systems for their homes to remove fluoride, while some parents rely on fluoridated water to help prevent cavities in their younger children, Edgington said. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Feb. 2022 As reported by FairWarning, water agencies first began adding fluoride in the 1940s, and today nearly 75 percent of Americans on public water systems are served fluoridated water. oregonlive, 9 June 2020 Pick your poison, mobilize your army--against Monsanto, against fluoridated water, against the ingredients found in just about every product. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluoridated was in 1949

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“Fluoridated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluoridated. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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