toothpaste

noun
tooth·​paste | \ ˈtüth-ˌpāst How to pronounce toothpaste (audio) \

Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

Examples of toothpaste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, Schleicher has also been collecting other hygiene products, including hand sanitizer, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Clara Longo De Freitas, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 2 Aug. 2021 Besides showers, the church parking lot on Wednesday also had racks of free clothes, a charging station for phones and a booth with hygiene items including toothbrushes, toothpaste and shampoo. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021 This year, volunteers packed toys, stocking stuffers, backpacks, knit hats, toothbrushes and toothpaste and books for 127 children. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Dec. 2020 The image was created by the studio as part of an advertisement campaign for Maxam, a company based in Shanghai that manufactures toothpaste, Post Rattanas, who oversaw the project, told USA TODAY in an email. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 15 Dec. 2021 There was a section just for toothpaste, an area for food separated by type, and large bins for clothing, specified by size. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, 13 Dec. 2021 The Senate Warehouse, or Armazém Senado, sold toothpaste, toilet paper and bleach. Jack Nicas, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Dec. 2021 The Senate Warehouse, or Armazém Senado, sold toothpaste, toilet paper and bleach. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2021 Fill a shoebox with new toiletries and essential items such as travel-size shampoo, deodorant, travel-size soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, adhesive bandages, hand towels, prepaid phone cards, pens and journals. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of toothpaste

1832, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Toothpaste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toothpaste. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for toothpaste

toothpaste

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothpaste

: a substance that is used for cleaning teeth

toothpaste

noun
tooth·​paste | \ ˈtüth-ˌpāst How to pronounce toothpaste (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

toothpaste

noun
tooth·​paste | \ -ˌpāst How to pronounce toothpaste (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

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