dental floss

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  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

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

Words Nearby dental floss Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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

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

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