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floss

(flos),
1. Synonym(s): dental floss
2. To use dental floss in oral hygiene.
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floss

(flôs, flŏs)
n.
Dental floss.
v. flossed, flossing, flosses
v.tr.
To clean between (teeth) with dental floss.
v.intr.
To use dental floss.

floss′er n.
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floss

noun A usually synthetic, threadlike material which is regularly passed between the teeth to reduce plaque buildup and reduce cavities.

verb To clean the teeth with dental floss.
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floss

See DENTAL FLOSS.
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floss

(flaws )
1. Synonym(s): dental floss.
2. To use dental floss in oral hygiene.
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president and chief executive officer John Jansheski contends that the real growth in the segment is occurring with the high-tech flosses, which use special materials to glide easily between teeth without shredding.
Consumers also have more kinds of flosses to choose from these days, with different varieties aimed at different needs.
For people with tightly spaced teeth, manufacturers offer fine flosses; for those with larger gaps between their teeth, there's a variety of thicker, woven flosses, and people who have had extensive dental work can get floss that is waxed or shred-resistant.
Other power-assisted flosses on the market include Gillette Co.'s Braun Oral-B Interclean, which uses a rotating filament.