fluoridate

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

Definition of fluoridate

fluoridated

fluoridating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to add a fluoride to (as drinking water) to reduce tooth decay

fluoridation

play \ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈdā-shən, ˌflȯr-\ noun

1949

First Known Use of fluoridate

1949


FLUORIDATE Defined for English Language Learners

fluoridate

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

Definition of fluoridate for English Language Learners

  • : to add fluoride to (water or toothpaste)


FLUORIDATE Defined for Kids

fluoridate

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

Definition of fluoridate for Students

fluoridated

fluoridating

  1. :  to add a fluoride to


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fluoridate

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

Medical Definition of fluoridate

fluoridated

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fluoridating

  1. :  to add a fluoride to (as drinking water) to reduce tooth decay

fluoridation

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

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