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floss

 (flôs, flŏs)
n.
1. Dental floss.
2. Short or waste silk fibers, especially from the outer surface of the cocoon of a silkworm.
3. Soft, loosely twisted thread, as of silk or cotton, used in embroidery.
4. A downy or silky fibrous substance, such as corn silk or silk cotton.
v. flossed, floss·ing, floss·es
v.tr.
To clean between (teeth) with dental floss.
v.intr.
To use dental floss.

[Perhaps alteration of French floche, tuft of wool, from Old French floc, floche, from Latin floccus.]

floss′er n.

floss

(flɒs)
n
1. (Biology) the mass of fine silky fibres obtained from cotton and similar plants
2. (Biology) any similar fine silky material, such as the hairlike styles and stigmas of maize or the fibres prepared from silkworm cocoons
3. (Knitting & Sewing) untwisted silk thread used in embroidery, etc
4. (Dentistry) See dental floss
vb
(Dentistry) to clean (between one's teeth) with dental floss
[C18: perhaps from Old French flosche down]

floss

(flɔs, flɒs)

n.
1. the cottony fiber yielded by the silk-cotton tree.
2.
a. short untwisted silk filaments, often used to make embroidery thread.
b. embroidery thread of silk or fine cotton.
3. any silky, filamentous matter, as the silk of corn.
v.i.
5. to use dental floss on the teeth.
v.t.
6. to clean (the teeth) with dental floss.
Also called floss′ silk` (for defs. 1–3).
[1750–60; probably < French floche, as in soie floche floss silk]
floss′er, n.

floss

- A word for untwisted filaments of silk used in making embroidery or satin.
See also related terms for silk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floss - a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
2.floss - a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teethfloss - a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
Verb1.floss - use dental floss to clean; "floss your teeth after every meal"
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
Translations
MaiskolbenfaserRohseideSeidenfaserZahnseideZuckerwatte
fogselyem

floss

[flɒs]
A. N
1. (also floss silk) → cadarzo m
2. (for embroidery) → seda f floja
3. (also dental floss) → hilo m or seda f dental
B. VT (Dentistry) to floss one's teethlimpiarse los dientes con hilo or seda dental
C. VI (Dentistry) → limpiarse los dientes con hilo or seda dental

floss

[ˈflɒs]
n
(= thread) → fil m
(also dental floss) → fil m dentaire
vi (with dental floss)utiliser du fil dentaire
vt
to floss one's teeth → se passer du fil dentaire entre les dents

floss

nFlockseide f, → Schappe f; (= thread)Florettgarn nt, → ungezwirntes Seidengarn; (= dental floss)Zahnseide f
vt teethmit Zahnseide reinigen
visich (dat)die Zähne mit Zahnseide reinigen

floss

[flɒs]
1. nfilamenti mpl; (thread) → seta da ricamo
dental floss → filo interdentale
2. vt (teeth) → pulire col filo interdentale

floss

n. seda floja;
dental ___hilo dental.

floss

n (dent) seda or hilo dental; vt, vi limpiar (los dientes) con seda dental
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