germicidal germicidal

Definition(s):

  • (adj) preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms

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Usage(s):

  1. The germicidal glycol also floats in infinitesimally small particles.
  2. Two wires were taped inconspicuously to the package in his arms; it had a harsh, germicidal smell.
  3. Frantic sanitarians had vaccinated 600,000 persons, doused thousands of wells with germicidal potassium permanganate to halt an epidemic which began the end of April.

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