mouthwash

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noun mouth·wash \ˈmau̇th-ˌwȯsh, -ˌwäsh\

Definition of mouthwash

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

1840

First Known Use of mouthwash

1840


MOUTHWASH Defined for English Language Learners

mouthwash

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noun mouth·wash \ˈmau̇th-ˌwȯsh, -ˌwäsh\

Definition of mouthwash for English Language Learners

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


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mouthwash

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noun mouth·wash \ˈmau̇th-ˌwȯsh, -ˌwäsh\

Medical Definition of mouthwash

  1. :  a liquid preparation (as an antiseptic solution) for cleansing the mouth and teeth—called also collutorium


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