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tooth powder

noun

  1. a dentifrice in the form of a powder.


tooth powder

noun

  1. a powder used for cleaning the teeth, applied with a toothbrush


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tooth powder1

First recorded in 1535–45

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Example Sentences

A simple mixture of charcoal and cream of tartar is an excellent tooth-powder.

From the conglomerate packing under her hand a puff of spilled tooth-powder whiffed fragrantly into the air.

Was substituted for yours, and slipped into Herr Bleichen's tooth-powder, where it was afterwards found.

Oh, oh—look at all those tired men, with no beds to lie on, and no pillows and no tooth powder or sponges!

An excellent tooth powder is made of two thirds French chalk, one third orris root, and a pinch of myrrh.

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