fluoridize

[ floo r-i-dahyz, flawr-, flohr- ]
/ ˈflʊər ɪˌdaɪz, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr- /

verb (used with object), fluor·i·dized, fluor·i·diz·ing.

to treat, impregnate, or affect with a fluoride.

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Also especially British, fluor·i·dise.

Origin of fluoridize

First recorded in 1935–40; fluoride + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM fluoridize

fluor·i·di·za·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for fluoridization

fluoridization
[ flur′ĭ-dĭ-zāshən, flôr′- ]

n.

The therapeutic use of fluorides to reduce the incidence of dental decay, as by topical application of fluoride agents to the teeth.
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