germicide germicide  /ˈdʒɜr mə ˌsaɪd/


  • (n) an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease


  1. It is not a germicide and does not of itself dissolve adhesions.
  2. A Brooklyn insecticide company asked permission to fog the whole town with a special germicide.
  3. Miller tried the same product on teeth, found that it penetrated everywhere with a germicide.
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