fluoridation fluoridation n. The addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay).

Syn: fluoridization. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fluoridation — 1904, from FLUORIDE (Cf. fluoride) + ATION (Cf. ation). In reference to adding traces of fluoride to drinking water as a public health policy, from 1949 …   Etymology dictionary

  • fluoridation — [[t]flʊ͟ərɪde͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Fluoridation is the action or process of adding fluoride to a water supply. ...fluoridation of the water supply in Strathclyde region …   English dictionary

  • fluoridation — fluoravimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Geriamojo vandens apdorojimas fluoridais. atitikmenys: angl. fluoridation rus. фторирование …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fluoridation — fluoridate ► VERB ▪ add traces of fluorides to (something, especially a water supply). DERIVATIVES fluoridation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • fluoridation — noun see fluoridate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fluoridation — /floor i day sheuhn, flawr , flohr /, n. the addition of fluorides to the public water supply to reduce the incidence of tooth decay. [1900 05; FLUORIDE + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • fluoridation — noun The act or process of adding fluoride to something, especially water See Also: fluoride …   Wiktionary

  • fluoridation — Addition of fluorides to a community water supply, usually about 1 ppm, to reduce incidence of dental decay. * * * n. the addition of fluoride to drinking water in order to reduce dental caries. Drinking water with a fluoride ion content of one… …   Medical dictionary

  • fluoridation — n. addition of fluoride to something (i.e. water) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fluoridation — flu·o·ri·da·tion …   English syllables

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