American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Counteracting or preventing the building up of deposits on underwater surfaces, such as the undersides of boats: antifouling paint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Adapted to prevent or counteract fouling. Applied to any preparation or contrivance intended to prevent the formation or accumulation of extraneous matter, as barnacles, seaweed, etc., on the immersed portion of ships, or fitted for removing such formations, or the scales from the interior of steam-boilers, powder from the bores of guns, etc.
- anti- + fouling (Wiktionary)
“Under the bill, use of toxic tin-based antifouling paints would be prohibited.”
“A variety of chemicals including DDT and DDE (an organochlorine pesticide and its breakdown product), tributyltin (used in the past as a marine antifouling agent), and vinclozolin (a fungicide that in the past was used on many fruits, vegetables and ornamentals) have been found to disrupt the endocrine systems of animals in laboratory studies.”
“Next she greesed the groove of her keel, warthes and wears and mole and itcher, with antifouling butter-scatch and turfentide and serpenthyme and with leafmould she ushered round prunella isles and eslats dun, quincecunct, allover her little mary.”
“• Use only environmentally friendly antifouling bottom paints.”
“These steps include: use of antifouling paints, cleaning your vessel with hot water, removal of all bait and emptying bait wells and bait buckets and flushing them with water containing chlorine bleach.”
“NOTE: Do not use antifouling paint, since it contains copper or mercury and can hasten galvanic corrosion, unless the manufacturer states that it is intended for use on aluminum.”
“Example: A process of painting the bottom of a marine vessel which consists in applying thereto a composition consisting of sulphate of copper, powdered metallic zinc, chlorid of antimony, and hyposulphite of soda, in a vehicle of linseed oil, would be more usefully classified as an antifouling paint than as a ship, as the invention would hardly be distinguishable from a paint claimed as such and described for use on submarine surfaces.”
“Then, top, from across the cove came a case of copper paint, a famous antifouling article, which stood me in good stead long after.”
“Molecular Pharmacology, explain how it is possible to develop an environmentally friendly and effective antifouling paint which instead of killing barnacles acts as a "deterrent".”
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