[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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To de-fluoridation
World English Dictionary
fluoridation (ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən)
the addition of about one part per million of fluorides to the public water supply as a protection against tooth decay

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature