flu·o·ri·date || 'flʊrɪdeɪt /'flʊər- v. add fluoride

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  • fluoridate — /floor i dayt , flawr , flohr /, v.t., fluoridated, fluoridating. to introduce a fluoride into: to fluoridate drinking water. [1945 50; back formation from FLUORIDATION] * * * …   Universalium

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  • fluoridate — UK [ˈflɔːrɪdeɪt] / US [ˈflʊrɪˌdeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms fluoridate : present tense I/you/we/they fluoridate he/she/it fluoridates present participle fluoridating past tense fluoridated past participle fluoridated to add fluoride to water …   English dictionary

  • stannous fluoride — stan′nous fluo′ride n. chem. a white, crystalline powder used in fluoridating toothpaste …   From formal English to slang

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