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

Syn: fluoridation. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fluoridization — (Amer.) n. addition of fluoride to water to reduce tooth decay, fluoridation (also fluoridisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fluoridization — Therapeutic use of fluorides to reduce the incidence of dental decay; sometimes used to refer to the topical application of fluoride agents to the teeth …   Medical dictionary

  • fluoridization — flu·o·ri·di·za·tion …   English syllables

  • fluoridization — noun the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay) • Syn: ↑fluoridation, ↑fluoridisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑fluoridise (for: ↑fluoridisation), ↑fluoridize, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fluoridize — fluoridization, n. /floor i duyz , flawr , flohr /, v.t., fluoridized, fluoridizing. to treat, impregnate, or affect with a fluoride. Also, esp. Brit., fluoridise. [1935 40; FLUORIDE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fluoridizations — fluoridization (Amer.) n. addition of fluoride to water to reduce tooth decay, fluoridation (also fluoridisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fluoridisation — noun the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay) • Syn: ↑fluoridation, ↑fluoridization • Derivationally related forms: ↑fluoridise, ↑fluoridize (for: ↑fluoridization), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fluoridize — verb subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride fluoridized water fluoridize the teeth of children • Syn: ↑fluoridate, ↑fluoridise • Derivationally related forms: ↑fluoridisation (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • fluoridisation — (Brit.) n. addition of fluoride to water to reduce tooth decay, fluoridation (also fluoridization) …   English contemporary dictionary

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