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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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