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 Use those coupons for travel shampoo and body lotion and toothpaste. Beth Thames |, al, 18 May 2022 After the deodorant and toothpaste runs, Lavin dove into recruiting. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 Making basic choices can trigger anxiety attacks, even for something as simple as shopping for breakfast cereal or toothpaste. Globe Staff,, 30 Apr. 2022 Who really knows what’s in a soda, or a hamburger, or a toothpaste? Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 30 Apr. 2022 Ingredient prices typically make up about 70% of a CPG company’s cost of sales, and a lot of those products' ingredients are derived from petroleum, including aspirin, apparel, lipstick, toothpaste and solar panels. Bryan Pearson, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Ditch the plastic piece and simply brush as normal with Supersmile's toothpaste and whitening accelerator gel duo, which work together to fight cavities, strengthen enamel, and amp up your bright white smile. Anthea Levi,, 16 Feb. 2022 In an Instagram video posted Sunday, Johnson, 49, shared the moment Jasmine smothered his face with a combination of toothpaste and shaving cream. Tristan Balagtas,, 6 Feb. 2022 This includes everything from everyday household items like mops, soap, toothpaste, nail polish and clothes to discretionary items like basketballs, golf bags, fishing rods, TV cabinets and sports car bodies. Greg Khojikian, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of toothpaste

1832, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Toothpaste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for toothpaste


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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