dentifrice

[ den-tuh-fris ]
/ ˈdɛn tə frɪs /

noun

a paste, powder, liquid, or other preparation for cleaning the teeth.

Origin of dentifrice

1550–60; < Middle French < Latin dentifricium tooth powder, equivalent to denti- denti- + fric(āre) to rub + -ium -ium
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dentifrice

British Dictionary definitions for dentifrice

dentifrice

/ (ˈdɛntɪfrɪs) /

noun

any substance, esp paste or powder, for use in cleaning the teeth

Word Origin for dentifrice

C16: from Latin dentifricium tooth powder, from dent-, dens tooth + fricāre to rub
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for dentifrice

dentifrice

[ dĕntə-frĭs′ ]

n.

A substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.