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dentifrice

[ den-tuh-fris ]
/ ˈdɛn tə frɪs /
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noun
a paste, powder, liquid, or other preparation for cleaning the teeth.
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Origin of dentifrice

First recorded in 1450–1500; from Middle French, from Latin dentifricium “tooth powder, tooth paste,” equivalent to denti- denti- + fric(āre) “to rub” + -ium -ium
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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
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