tooth·​brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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But here’s consumer goods company Procter & Gamble at CES 2019, showing off heated razors and a toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "CES 2019: Some TVs disappear, others quadruple screen resolution," 7 Jan. 2019 With a damp old toothbrush, carefully scrub off remaining grime and stubborn crumbs from the heat coils. Arianne Cohen, Woman's Day, "Time-Saving Household Cleaning Tricks," 21 Nov. 2011 To tame pesky flyaways, Berg’s secret strategy is using a toothbrush with a touch of Tancho hair balm. Sophie Dodd,, "Carrie Ann Inaba Goes All Out for Season Finale of DWTS," 22 May 2018 Design The Colgate E1 is a simple electronic toothbrush with a bland all-white design. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Review: Colgate's New Smart Toothbrush Is Fun for the Whole Family," 26 Feb. 2018 Townsend likes to spray a tiny bit of hair spray on a (clean, obviously) natural-bristle toothbrush and use it to smooth down flyaways. Melanie Rud Chadwick, Allure, "The 16 Best Hair Sprays on the Market, From Flexible to Strong Hold," 24 Sep. 2018 The desk and dresser are loaded with even more artifacts, including a giant stereo, a stack of photography books, a collection of teacups, and an electric toothbrush. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Photos of Prince Harry's High School Dorm Room Resurface," 29 Aug. 2018 The video begins as Smith wakes up to his alarm clock and immediately begins going through the everyday routines of his day — like taking a shower and and brushing his teeth with an electric toothbrush — with extreme diligence and focus. Maria Pasquini,, "Eagles Superfan Will Smith Flaps His Wings Like an Eagle as He Gets Ready for the Super Bowl," 4 Feb. 2018 Philips engaged in similar shenanigans with almost its entire portfolio of products in France, everything from kitchen appliances and vacuum cleaners to electric toothbrushes and trimmers. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Asus, Philips, and others fined for price fixing in Europe," 24 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning your teeth


tooth·​brush | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrəsh \

Kids Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth


tooth·​brush | \ -ˌbrəsh \

Medical Definition of toothbrush

: a brush for cleaning the teeth

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