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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
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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
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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
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People who live in the dwindling number of non-fluoridated communities should help educate their state and local officials about the need to fluoridate.
Despite attacks from the establishment press and some professionals and politicians, Israeli Health Minister Yael German decided against allowing municipal governments to have the option to fluoridate public water supplies.
Delta Dental also is investing $6 million to help Arkansas community water companies fluoridate their water systems.
This phenomenon can be attributed to a carefully planned marketing program launched even before Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first community to officially fluoridate its drinking water in 1945.
WATER companies have had the power to fluoridate supplies since 1985 but most have not done so for fear of legal action from consumers opposed to it.
Those observations led health officials to fluoridate water supplies in the first place, says John P.
Water systems that fluoridate their supply usually set the optimal level for fluoride at one part per million.
California State law requires water agencies with more than 10,000 water service connections (which includes the city of San Diego) to fluoridate their drinking water supplies if outside funding is available.
Lingard, who is also president of the New Zealand Dental Association, said it was disappointing the decision to fluoridate lay with local authorities.
It was with relief I read the response of the Welsh government spokesman that there were no current plans to fluoridate the water supplies in Wales.
To fluoridate the water system to the whole population is tantamount to compulsory medication and imposes ethical issues.