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floss

  
  ( flosses    3rd person present)   ( flossing    present participle)   ( flossed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   You can use floss to refer to fine soft threads of some kind.  
Craft Resources also sells yarn and embroidery floss.     
    candyfloss  
    dental floss  
2       verb   When you floss, you use a special kind of strong string to clean between your teeth and gums.  
Brush your teeth after each meal and floss daily...      V  
She was flossing her teeth at the time.      V n  


dental floss     
Dental floss is a type of thread that is used to clean the gaps between your teeth.      n-uncount  
    floss  
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