- a paste, powder, liquid, or other preparation for cleaning the teeth.
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Levigated coral was formerly used in medicine as an antacid or absorbent, and is still occasionally employed as a dentifrice.
Dentifrice, den′ti-fris, n. a substance used in rubbing or cleaning the teeth.
It is exceedingly light and porous in structure, and at one time was used largely as an antacid as well as a dentifrice.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
If a man admires a woman's teeth, she gets new kinds of dentifrice and constantly endeavours to add to their whiteness.The Spinster Book
This bone is used for many purposes; among others, it is used in a powdered state as a dentifrice.The Ocean World:
- any substance, esp paste or powder, for use in cleaning the teeth
Word Origin for dentifrice
- A substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth.