[floo r-i-deyt, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər ɪˌdeɪt, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/
verb (used with object), fluoridated, fluoridating.
to introduce a into:
to fluoridate drinking water.
to subject (water) to fluoridation
1949, back-formation from fluoridation. Related: Fluoridated; fluoridating.
To add fluorine or a fluoride to something, especially to drinking water in order to prevent tooth decay.
[floo r-ahyd, flawr-, flohr-] /ˈflʊər aɪd, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of hydrofluoric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is fluorine, as , NaF. 2. a compound containing fluorine, as methyl fluoride, CH 3 F. /ˈflʊəˌraɪd/ noun 1. any salt of hydrofluoric acid, containing the fluoride ion, F– 2. any compound […]
- Fluoride number
fluoride number n. The percent inhibition of pseudocholinesterase produced by fluorides, used to differentiate normal from atypical pseudocholinesterases.
- Fludrocortisone acetate
fludrocortisone acetate flu·dro·cor·ti·sone acetate (flōō’drō-kôr’tĭ-sōn’, -zōn’) n. A synthetic mineralocorticoid used as an anti-inflammatory agent and in the treatment of adrenocortical insufficiency.
[floo-sahy-tuh-seen] /fluˈsaɪ təˌsin/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a synthetic whitish crystalline powder, C 4 H 4 FN 3 O, with antifungal activity, used in the treatment of systemic and eye fungal infections caused by susceptible strains of Candida or Cryptococcus.