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fluoridize

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