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

Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

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Tom's of Maine Natural Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste Tom’s of Maine’s tried-and-true natural toothpaste is pretty straightforward. Tess Garcia,, "Amazon Prime Day 2019 Has Huge Savings on Toothbrushes, Water Flossers, and More," 15 July 2019 Palm oil is used in a staggering number of consumer products, from fast food, chocolate spread, and cereals to toothpaste and dog chow. Dyna Rochmyaningsih, Science | AAAS, "Courting controversy, scientists team with industry to tackle one of the world’s most destructive crops," 11 July 2019 The science exhibits included how to make bottled rockets, make molecules out of marshmallows, DUI slime, elephant toothpaste and a demonstration of liquid nitrogen’s effect on flower petals. Brooke Lamantia And Austin Taylor,, "It’s a red, white and blue celebration at local Fourth of July parade," 4 July 2019 Earlier this year, Reuters reported that asylum seekers detained in private detention centers overseen by ICE can buy toothpaste in the commissary — for $11.02 per 4 oz tube of Sensodyne. Stephie Grob Plante, Vox, "Some people held in border detention centers are being forced to bathe themselves with shampoo. The issue is far bigger than personal hygiene.," 3 July 2019 It was doled out in a tiny plastic cup, similar to the size my dentist offers for rinsing out toothpaste. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "It’s Time to Start Traveling With a Collapsible Water Bottle," 27 June 2019 Some ways to speed up a hickey's healing is to smear toothpaste on it, brush the bruised area or apply some ice directly to the bruised skin. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Do Hickeys Hurt?," 3 May 2019 Around his mouth was always a faint ghost of morning toothpaste. Greg Bottoms, Harper's magazine, "Pinball Wizard," 24 June 2019 FedEx is grappling with how the Express air network fits in a shipping economy increasingly dominated by online orders for everything from toothpaste to T-shirts. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, "FedEx Slashes Prices to Fill Its Planes," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of toothpaste

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toothpaste was in 1832

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English Language Learners Definition of toothpaste

: a substance that is used for cleaning teeth


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

Kids Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth


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

Medical Definition of toothpaste

: a paste for cleaning the teeth

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