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toothbrushing

[ tooth-bruhsh-ing ]
/ ˈtuθˌbrʌʃ ɪŋ /
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noun

the act or method of cleaning the teeth with a toothbrush.

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Nearby words

tooth rash, tooth shell, toothache, toothache tree, toothbrush, toothbrushing, toothed, toothed whale, toothing, toothless, toothlessly

Origin of toothbrushing

First recorded in 1915–20; toothbrush + -ing1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toothbrushing

  • In London, some business people are so ruthless and truly busy that they have done away with the ritual of toothbrushing.

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