noun Date: 1832 a paste for cleaning the teeth

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  • Toothpaste — is a paste or gel dentifrice used to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it can aid in the removal of dental plaque and food from the teeth, aid in the elimination and/or masking of… …   Wikipedia

  • toothpaste — (n.) 1832, from TOOTH (Cf. tooth) + PASTE (Cf. paste) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • toothpaste — ► NOUN ▪ a paste used on a brush for cleaning the teeth …   English terms dictionary

  • toothpaste — [to͞oth′pāst΄] n. a paste used in cleaning the teeth with a toothbrush …   English World dictionary

  • toothpaste — UK [ˈtuːθˌpeɪst] / US [ˈtuθˌpeɪst] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms toothpaste : singular toothpaste plural toothpastes a soft thick substance that you put on a toothbrush to clean your teeth a tube of toothpaste …   English dictionary

  • toothpaste — tooth|paste [ˈtu:θpeıst] n [U] ↑toothpaste a thick substance that you use to clean your teeth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toothpaste — [[t]tu͟ːθpeɪst[/t]] toothpastes N MASS Toothpaste is a thick substance which you put on your toothbrush and use to clean your teeth …   English dictionary

  • toothpaste — dantų pasta statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Puskietis dažniausiai daugiadozis hidrofilinės pastos preparatas dantims trinti. atitikmenys: angl. toothpaste vok. Zahnpaste pranc. pâte dentifrice šaltinis European Directorate …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • toothpaste — /toohth payst /, n. a dentifrice in the form of paste. [1825 35, Amer.; TOOTH + PASTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • toothpaste — noun A paste, normally used with a toothbrush, for cleaning the teeth …   Wiktionary

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