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[floo r-i-dahyz, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər ɪˌdaɪz, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/
verb (used with object), fluoridized, fluoridizing.
to treat, impregnate, or affect with a fluoride.
Also, especially British, fluoridise.
Origin of fluoridize
First recorded in 1935-40; fluoride + -ize
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fluoridization, noun Unabridged
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fluoridization in Medicine

fluoridization fluor·i·di·za·tion (flur'ĭ-dĭ-zā'shən, flôr'-)
The therapeutic use of fluorides to reduce the incidence of dental decay, as by topical application of fluoride agents to the teeth.

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