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floss

 
pronunciation:
flaws
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: soft, silky thread used for sewing and embroidery.
definition 2: soft thread used for cleaning between the teeth; dental floss.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: flosses, flossing, flossed
definition 1: to clean between teeth with dental floss.
She flosses after every meal.
definition 2: to use dental floss to clean.
The dental assistant will floss your teeth.
derivation: flosser (n.)
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  hygiene, tooth