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- adj. that kills pathogenic organisms; disinfectant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destructive to germs; -- applied to any agent which has a killing action upon living microorganisms, particularly bacteria or viruses, which are the cause of many infectious diseases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of a germicide; germ-killing: as, germicidal gases.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
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