fluoridation








noun

  1. the addition of fluorides to the public water supply to reduce the incidence of tooth decay.

noun

  1. the addition of about one part per million of fluorides to the public water supply as a protection against tooth decay
n.

1904, from fluoride + -ation. In reference to adding traces of fluoride to drinking water as a public health policy, from 1949.

n.

  1. The addition of a fluorine compound to drinking water for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

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