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fluoridate

[ floor-i-deyt, flawr-, flohr- ]
/ 藞fl蕣蓹r 瑟藢de瑟t, 藞fl蓴r-, 藞flo蕣r- /
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verb (used with object), fluor路i路dat路ed, fluor路i路dat路ing.
to introduce a fluoride into: to fluoridate drinking water.
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Origin of fluoridate

First recorded in 1945鈥50; back formation from fluoridation

OTHER WORDS FROM fluoridate

de路fluor路i路date, verb (used with object), de路fluor路i路dat路ed, de路fluor路i路dat路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for fluoridate

fluoridate
/ (藞fl蕣蓹r瑟藢de瑟t) /

verb
to subject (water) to fluoridation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for fluoridate

fluoridate
[ flur沫-d膩t鈥 ]

To add fluorine or a fluoride to something, especially to drinking water in order to prevent tooth decay.
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