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fluoridize

or (especially British) fluoridise

[floo r-i-dahyz, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər ɪˌdaɪz, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/
verb (used with object), fluoridized, fluoridizing.
1.
to treat, impregnate, or affect with a fluoride.
Origin of fluoridize
1935-1940
1935-40; fluoride + -ize
Related forms
fluoridization, noun
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