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English definition of “dental dam”

dental dam

noun [C]    
a piece of rubber that is used to keep the teeth dry during dental treatment, or that is used to prevent HIV infection during sexual activity in which someone touches someone else's sexual organs with their mouth or tongueSexual devices and the sex industry
(Definition of dental dam noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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