fluoridation

[ floor-i-dey-shuhn, flawr-, flohr- ]
/ ˌflʊər ɪˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr- /

noun

the addition of fluorides to the public water supply to reduce the incidence of tooth decay.

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Origin of fluoridation

First recorded in 1900–05; fluoride + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM fluoridation

an·ti·fluor·i·da·tion, noun, adjectivede·fluor·i·da·tion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fluoridation

fluorescent, fluoridation , fluoride.
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British Dictionary definitions for fluoridation

fluoridation
/ (ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

the addition of about one part per million of fluorides to the public water supply as a protection against tooth decay
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Medical definitions for fluoridation

fluoridation
[ flur′ĭ-dāshən, flôr′- ]

n.

The addition of a fluorine compound to drinking water for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

Other words from fluoridation

fluori•date′ v.
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