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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.
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(Chemistry) to subject (water) to fluoridation. Also: fluoridize or fluoridise
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fluor•i•date(ˈflʊər ɪˌdeɪt, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-)
v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
to introduce a fluoride into: to fluoridate drinking water.
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To add fluorine or a fluoride to something, especially to drinking water in order to prevent tooth decay.
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Past participle: fluoridated
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|Verb||1.||fluoridate - subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride; "fluoridized water"; "fluoridize the teeth of children"|
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fluoridate[ˈflʊərɪˌdeɪt] VT → fluorizar
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