De fluoridation


[floor-i-dey-shuhn, flawr-, flohr-]
the addition of fluorides to the public water supply to reduce the incidence of tooth decay.

1900–05; fluoride + -ation

antifluoridation, noun, adjective
defluoridation, noun

fluorescent, fluoridation, fluoride. Unabridged
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fluoridation (ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən)
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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fluoridation fluor·i·da·tion (flur'ĭ-dā'shən, flôr'-)
The addition of a fluorine compound to drinking water for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

fluor'i·date' v.
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