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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
fluoridate
fluoridate
Present
I fluoridate
you fluoridate
he/she/it fluoridates
we fluoridate
you fluoridate
they fluoridate
Preterite
I fluoridated
you fluoridated
he/she/it fluoridated
we fluoridated
you fluoridated
they fluoridated
Present Continuous
I am fluoridating
you are fluoridating
he/she/it is fluoridating
we are fluoridating
you are fluoridating
they are fluoridating
Present Perfect
I have fluoridated
you have fluoridated
he/she/it has fluoridated
we have fluoridated
you have fluoridated
they have fluoridated
Past Continuous
I was fluoridating
you were fluoridating
he/she/it was fluoridating
we were fluoridating
you were fluoridating
they were fluoridating
Past Perfect
I had fluoridated
you had fluoridated
he/she/it had fluoridated
we had fluoridated
you had fluoridated
they had fluoridated
Future
I will fluoridate
you will fluoridate
he/she/it will fluoridate
we will fluoridate
you will fluoridate
they will fluoridate
Future Perfect
I will have fluoridated
you will have fluoridated
he/she/it will have fluoridated
we will have fluoridated
you will have fluoridated
they will have fluoridated
Future Continuous
I will be fluoridating
you will be fluoridating
he/she/it will be fluoridating
we will be fluoridating
you will be fluoridating
they will be fluoridating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fluoridating
you have been fluoridating
he/she/it has been fluoridating
we have been fluoridating
you have been fluoridating
they have been fluoridating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fluoridating
you will have been fluoridating
he/she/it will have been fluoridating
we will have been fluoridating
you will have been fluoridating
they will have been fluoridating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fluoridating
you had been fluoridating
he/she/it had been fluoridating
we had been fluoridating
you had been fluoridating
they had been fluoridating
Conditional
I would fluoridate
you would fluoridate
he/she/it would fluoridate
we would fluoridate
you would fluoridate
they would fluoridate
Past Conditional
I would have fluoridated
you would have fluoridated
he/she/it would have fluoridated
we would have fluoridated
you would have fluoridated
they would have fluoridated
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
References in periodicals archive ?
The difference between the West Midlands, which fluoridates, and Manchester, which doesn't, was particularly striking.