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English definition of “floss”


noun [U] uk   /flɒs/ us    /flɑːs/

floss noun [U] (TEETH)

→ dental flossDentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth

floss noun [U] (THREAD)

a mass of soft, smooth threads especially produced by particular insects and plants
See also
DentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth


verb [I or T] uk   /flɒs/ us    /flɑːs/
to clean between your teeth using dental floss: It's important to floss every day.DentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth
(Definition of floss from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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