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A paste or powder for cleaning the teeth.‘here's a dentifrice with real action’
- ‘Unlocking the tube and squeezing some of the bright-orange dentifrice out, I raised the brush to my mouth and commenced extreme cleaning.’
- ‘Women in the state of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, commonly use mishri (pyrolysed and powdered tobacco), and its initial use is as a dentifrice.’
- ‘Various tobacco products are used as dentifrice in different parts of India.’
- ‘They washed their teeth and cleaned them with tooth powders (dentifrices).’
- ‘Some forms of tobacco dentifrice include roasted and powdered tobacco, a paste made of tobacco and molasses, and a rinse of tobacco water (made by passing tobacco smoke through water).’
Late Middle English: from French, from Latin dentifricium, from dens, dent- tooth + fricare to rub.
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