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germicide


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Germicide  \Ger"mi*cide\  (j[~e]r"m[i^]*s[imac]d),  a.  [Germ  +  L. 
  caedere  to  kill.]  (Biol.) 
  Destructive  to  germs;  --  applied  to  any  agent  which  has  a 
  destructive  action  upon  living  germs,  particularly  bacteria, 
  or  bacterial  germs,  which  are  considered  the  cause  of  many 
  infectious  diseases.  --  n.  A  germicide  agent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  germicide 
  n  :  an  agent  (as  heat  or  radiation  or  a  chemical)  that  destroys 
  disease-carrying  microorganisms  [syn:  {disinfectant},  {antimicrobic}, 
  {antimicrobial}] 




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