mouth·​wash | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌwȯsh How to pronounce mouthwash (audio) , -ˌwäsh\

Definition of mouthwash

: a usually antiseptic liquid preparation for cleaning the mouth and teeth or freshening the breath

Examples of mouthwash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Doctors Sleepless toddlers; cold-pressed skin care; spray-on skin; mouthwash and blood pressure; emojis. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Finding Your Roots,’ ‘Hip Hop Awards’ and more," 7 Oct. 2019 As a part of NHANES, men were asked to swish a mouthwash around in their mouths and then spit into a container. Linda Carroll, NBC News, "HPV vaccine offers some protection to men who aren't vaccinated, study finds," 10 Sep. 2019 Doctors in the emergency room were unable to diagnose the problem and the unnamed man was sent home with a prescription for mouthwash, antibiotics and steroids. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "He said something was stuck in his throat after surgery. The doctors didn’t believe him.," 13 Aug. 2019 During the patient's first return to the emergency room, doctors were unable to diagnose the problem and the unnamed man was sent home with a prescription for mouthwash, antibiotics and steroids. Rob Picheta, CNN, "A man's false teeth got stuck in his throat during a surgery. It was eight days before anyone noticed.," 12 Aug. 2019 Medix Hyaluronic Acid + Bulgarian Rose Instant Hydration Cream - $13.07 Khloé also supports Moon, a new elevated oral care brand that sister Kendall Jenner partnered with, by using the refreshing flouride-free charcoal and peppermint mouthwash. Kaitlyn Frey,, "The Beauty Products Khloé Kardashian Uses in Her Current Skincare Lineup," 27 Aug. 2019 Her home, too, is filled with value packs of sanitary napkins and stacks of shampoo and mouthwash. Christine Condon,, "Committed to helping homeless, Laurel Councilwoman Nicholas to be honored for volunteering," 26 July 2019 Pride-themed merchandise has become ubiquitous almost to the point of self-parody in the past couple of years: Listerine mouthwash? Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "Rainbow Listerine and bottles of Bud Light: what happens to the merch when Pride is over," 2 July 2019 Triclosan can be found in soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and hand sanitizers. Maggie O'neill,, "What is Triclosan? Study Links Common Ingredient in Toothpastes and Soaps With Osteoporosis," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of mouthwash

1840, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of mouthwash

: a liquid that is used to clean your mouth and teeth and to make your breath smell better


mouth·​wash | \ ˈmau̇th-ˌwȯsh, -ˌwäsh How to pronounce mouthwash (audio) \

Medical Definition of mouthwash

: a liquid preparation (as an antiseptic solution) for cleansing the mouth and teeth

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