fluoridate vs fluoridize what difference

what is difference between fluoridate and fluoridize

English

Etymology

Back-formation from fluorination.

Verb

fluoridate (third-person singular simple present fluoridates, present participle fluoridating, simple past and past participle fluoridated)

  1. (chemistry, dentistry, transitive) To add fluoride to something, especially to drinking water in order to reduce tooth decay.

Related terms

  • fluoridation
  • fluorinate


English

Etymology

fluoride +‎ -ize

Verb

fluoridize (third-person singular simple present fluoridizes, present participle fluoridizing, simple past and past participle fluoridized)

  1. (transitive) To fluoridate.

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