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fluor·i·date

 (flo͝or′ĭ-dāt′, flôr′-)
tr.v. fluor·i·dat·ed, fluor·i·dat·ing, fluor·i·dates
To add a fluorine compound to (a drinking water supply, for example) for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

fluor′i·da′tion (-dā′shən) n.

fluoridate

(ˈflʊərɪˌdeɪt)
vb
(Chemistry) to subject (water) to fluoridation. Also: fluoridize or fluoridise

fluor•i•date

(ˈflʊər ɪˌdeɪt, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-)

v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
to introduce a fluoride into: to fluoridate drinking water.
[1945–50]

fluor·i·date

(flo͝or′ĭ-dāt′)
To add fluorine or a fluoride to something, especially to drinking water in order to prevent tooth decay.

fluoridate


Past participle: fluoridated
Gerund: fluoridating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I fluoridated
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Present Continuous
I am fluoridating
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Present Perfect
I have fluoridated
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Past Continuous
I was fluoridating
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Past Perfect
I had fluoridated
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Future
I will fluoridate
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Future Perfect
I will have fluoridated
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Future Continuous
I will be fluoridating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fluoridating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fluoridating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fluoridating
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we had been fluoridating
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Conditional
I would fluoridate
you would fluoridate
he/she/it would fluoridate
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Past Conditional
I would have fluoridated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fluoridate - subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride; "fluoridized water"; "fluoridize the teeth of children"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
Translations

fluoridate

[ˈflʊərɪˌdeɪt] VTfluorizar

fluoridate

vtmit Fluor versetzen, fluorieren
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BMC Oral Healthreports that Kentucky, the most fluoridated state (100%) exceeds the US average for dental health problems as 13% of adults aged over 18 years are missing all of their teeth, compared to 6% nationally, placing Kentucky as the nation's highest percentage of toothless persons.
The lower level of dental decay in the West Midlands is partly attributed to the fact that the majority of people receive water supplies with fluoride -71 per cent of the regional population has fluoridated water.
Sparkletts(R) currently offers a variety of pure, refreshing water types: Crystal-Fresh(R) Drinking Water, Crystal-Fresh(R) Fluoridated Water, Purified or Distilled Drinking Water, Spring Water and Premium Ice.
Chanting slogans, they carried signs highlighting what they call growing scientific evidence about adverse effects of fluoridated water, especially on infants and children.
The first round was instigated by government in the 60s, when some 10pc of the UK water supply was first fluoridated, the second round in the 90s when the water companies were unwilling to extend the practice - mainly because they could be liable to pay damages for any subsequent claims for damage to health.
Mr Olner said: "Figures just published by the BDA show that in Nuneaton, where water supplies have been fluoridated for many years, our five year olds have the second lowest levels of decayed, missing or filled teeth in the country.
YOUR report on the health benefits from fluoridated milk in Knowsley ( Daily Post,November 22) was somewhat one- sided.
They found that tooth decay is higher in non-fluoridated Paekakariki than in fluoridated Raumati, Paraparaumu and Waikanae, reports Stuff.
Specifically, for every four people currently living in an area that provided fluoridated water at the times of their births, at least one person had one more tooth than those who had not resided in a county with fluoridated water--a finding "consistent with the hypothesis of a lasting effect from fluoridation exposure," the study stated.
This is the first study to examine the relationship between exposure to fluoridated water and ADHD prevalence.
Some bottlers have responded to dental concerns by producing special lines of fluoridated water.