toothpaste

noun
tooth·​paste | \ˈtüth-ˌpāst \

Definition of toothpaste 

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

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World Relief Atlanta: Vehicles; couches; kitchen tables and chairs; coffee tables; dressers; dinnerware; blankets; sponges. cleanser; toothpaste and tissue paper. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "How to help refugees around Atlanta and beyond," 20 June 2018 Aim for a thick, creamy texture a bit like toothpaste. The Editors Of House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "How to Grout Tile," 11 Feb. 2015 The points can be exchanged for small prizes such as toilet paper, toothpaste, and shampoo. Michael Holtz, The Christian Science Monitor, "Beijing gets tough on trash," 5 July 2018 This was fine, except there was nothing to catch the meds, toothpaste caps, tweezers, car keys and anything else that dropped in the sink. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "Man versus house: I repair something, then fix something else. The payoff? These ribs," 8 June 2018 Aquamarine Dream Prep walls before hanging coverings by vacuuming the entire surface and wiping away any toothpaste splatters and water stains. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Ways to Design a Better Bathroom with Wallpaper," 22 Jan. 2018 What is new, however, is the influx of activated charcoal toothpastes claiming to whiten teeth naturally when there’s actually little research to back it up. Erin Levi, Good Housekeeping, "8 Healthy Uses For Activated Charcoal (And 3 You Can Skip)," 25 Mar. 2017 There’s a toothbrush, toothpaste, face soap, Advil, vitamins and ear plugs are all within reach in an outside pocket. Lainey Berkus, San Antonio Express-News, "A peek inside McNay director’s bag made from seat belts," 25 June 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

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First Known Use of toothpaste

1832, in the meaning defined above

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toothpaste

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothpaste

: a substance that is used for cleaning teeth

toothpaste

noun
tooth·​paste | \ˈtüth-ˌpāst \

Kids Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

toothpaste

noun
tooth·​paste | \-ˌpāst \

Medical Definition of toothpaste 

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

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