toothbrush

noun
tooth·brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of toothbrush 

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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The toothbrushes were a symbol of disagreement with recent cuts to dental and vision benefits enacted by the Bevin administration for up to 460,000 Medicaid recipients. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Anti-poverty activists finally allowed to enter the Kentucky Capitol," 10 July 2018 Treatment for gum recession ultimately depends on what caused it in the first place, but using a softer toothbrush (or brushing more gently) may help, Dr. Wolff says. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Reasons Your Teeth Are So Agonizingly Sensitive," 18 Apr. 2018 Use a clean toothbrush or small bristle brush and edge control to smooth the hairs around your hairline. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "7 Easy Ways to Style Textured, Curly, or Wavy Hair," 10 Jan. 2018 The bears come in a backpack, along with a toothbrush and toothpaste, and will be given to kids after traumatic experiences such as being removed from a home. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "With 100 teddy bears and toothbrushes, KCPD social workers hope to comfort kids," 25 June 2018 Palythoa and other coral formations known as Zoanthids release something called a palytoxin into the water when brushed up against in the wild, or by an unknowing aquarium owner's toothbrush. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Airborne poison left Texas family feeling 'like death.' It came from the fish tank | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Apr. 2018 Wood posted a series of images with some of the things she’s picked up, including clothes, shoes, toothbrushes, shampoo, body soap, and diapers. refinery29.com, "Evan Rachel Wood Wanted To Help Separated Families, So She's At The Border," 24 June 2018 The packages included items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, hairbrushes and feminine pads. Corlyn Voorhees, OregonLive.com, "Gresham-area students win funds for food pantry, computers in community service competition," 5 June 2018 Keep things orderly with this Dopp kit, which has compartments for a toothbrush, shampoo, and contact lenses. Outside Online, "The Best Men’s Travel Kit of 2018," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of toothbrush

1690, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toothbrush was in 1690

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toothbrush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning your teeth

toothbrush

noun
tooth·brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh \

Kids Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

toothbrush

noun
tooth·brush | \ -ˌbrəsh \

Medical Definition of toothbrush 

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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