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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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he/she/it will have been fluoridating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Officials and experts say some Texas city councils have decided to stop fluoridating water supplies because they see it as a needless expense.
I dont want the infrastructure costs associated with fluoridating water to be a barrier for councils when considering its introduction, Ms Palaszczuk said.
These health groups argue that although there is a financial cost of fluoridating water supplies, it is outweighed 7:1 by the public health costs associated with dental caries and subsequent chronic health issues.
Among other groups, the Israel Dental Association, a lobbying group that represents dentists, urged authorities to continue fluoridating the water, claiming it helps reduce cavities.
Washington, May 20 ( ANI ): New research has found no evidence to support the claims that fluoridating water adversely affects children's mental development and adult IQ.
When you actually look at the studies (some of which are reproduced in the book Totalitaria), suddenly the argument in favour of fluoridating water seems empty, facile and grim:
Fluoridating the water supply is a form of mass medication, removing from individuals the right to choose.
Rationale for Classification of Fluoridation Status for Each Data Collection Site in the Canadian Health Measures Survey Site * Fluoridation Rationale Status Moncton, NB Fluoridated Moncton began fluoridating its drinking water on September 20, 1970, making it the first municipality in New Brunswick to voluntarily add fluoride to its drinking water ("voluntarily", because communities drawing their water from military bases also drink fluoridated water, due to a 1968 order from the federal defense department that all bases adopt the treatment).
Fluoridating our city's water supplies wrong UNTIL I read (Mail, May 26) about Birmingham general purposes committee being told that adding fluoride to the city's water supply was a "dramatic success", I was unaware that Councillor Mrs Curry held any firm views on the matter.
To their lasting shame Welsh Water stopped fluoridating in 1992 (at the time they had the legal power to do this).
The average cost of an FMDR is approximately $6,000 per case, whereas the yearly operational cost of fluoridating AN villages that have piped water distribution is approximately $4 per person (7).
Fluoridation started in April, but stopped just eight days later after the town's board of trustees, composed of several recently elected members, voted 4-2 to discontinue fluoridating.