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English definition of “scale”

scale

verb [T] (CLEAN TEETH)    /skeɪl/ specialized
to remove tartar (= hard white substance) and plaque (= soft substance in which bacteria breed) from teeth: The dentist scaled and polished my teeth last week.DentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth
(Definition of scale verb (CLEAN TEETH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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