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floss

floss

 
pronunciation:
flaws
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: silky thread with little twist used esp. in embroidery work.
definition 2: soft thread used for cleaning between the teeth; dental floss.
definition 3: any silky or cottony fiber such as corn silk.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flossed, flosses, flossing
definition: to clean between teeth with dental floss.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to use dental floss to clean (teeth).
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derivation: flosser (n.)
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