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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth; A soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery v. - Use dental thread to clean.

Usage examples (37)
  • floss your teeth after every meal
  • It's a bit thicker than normal dental floss, which is nice.
  • But seriously: "If you get the waxy kind of floss it's real tough," says
  • Wash-silk floss, India floss which is of linen but looks like silk, and ordinary darning flosses are all used for this work. for more
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