dental floss

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noun
  1. a soft, strong, waxed or unwaxed thread, usually made of nylon, for drawing between the teeth to remove food particles and prevent the buildup of plaque.

Origin of dental floss

1
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

Words Nearby dental floss

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How to use dental floss in a sentence

  • The use of dental floss is fully as important as the use of a tooth brush.

    Vitality Supreme | Bernarr Macfadden
  • In addition to our linked fingers, the psychic's hands were tied to ours with dental floss.

    The Shadow World | Hamlin Garland

British Dictionary definitions for dental floss

dental floss

noun
  1. a soft usually flattened often waxed thread for cleaning the teeth and the spaces between them

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