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 But instead of books, Little Free Pantries — often placed in more-public locations — offer up non-perishable food and other necessities such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, tampons, school supplies, socks. Los Angeles Times, "How the Little Free Library led to the Little Free Pantry, a fast-growing approach to helping those in need," 5 Sep. 2019 Gabriel Acuña, 41, drove to the Clint, Texas Border Patrol facility on Sunday afternoon to donate toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and baby shampoo to the nearly 300 migrant children housed inside at the time. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "Donations Are Not Accepted at Border Patrol Facilities Housing Children. The Public is Sending Them Anyway," 26 June 2019 According to Wikihow, take a white, non-gel toothpaste and apply it either directly on your boot or onto the toothbrush. Danielle Flum, Seventeen, "How to Clean Even the Dirtiest White Shoes," 18 June 2019 That includes buying things—reordering toothpaste, stocking the fridge. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Hey Alexa, Why Is Voice Shopping So Lousy?," 17 June 2019 With the help of some friends, the graduate ordered 95 pizzas and made about 400 hygiene packages, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap and hand wipes, CNN reported. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Teen Celebrates Graduation with Pizza Party for the Homeless: There Are People 'Who Need Help'," 4 June 2019 As that Leave It to Beaver–era nickname implies, Loop delivers supermarket and drugstore staples—including toothpaste, detergent, mayonnaise, and ice cream—to consumers’ homes in durable, reusable containers. Fortune Editors, Fortune, "Change the World 2019: Where Business Creates Virtuous Circles," 19 Aug. 2019 And then, brush the teeth and gums with a rice-grain-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "When Do Babies Start Teething? The Facts Every Parent Should Know," 9 Aug. 2019 Don’t leave home without it this time — Walmart’s NextDay delivery will drop off your favorite tubes of toothpaste at your doorstep before departure time. Joni Sweet, USA TODAY, "8 things to pack for vacation — and how to get them delivered before you go," 6 Aug. 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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toothpaste

noun
How to pronounce toothpaste (audio)

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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