from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.
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- n. An agent that kills pathogenic organisms; a disinfectant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A germicidal agent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which destroys germs; specifically, a substance capable of killing the germs, microbes, or micro-organisms of certain zymotic diseases, as cholera, or used for that purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
The first essential point is to test the unknown disinfectant, which may be referred to as germicide-x, on the lines set out on page 311 to determine its inhibition coefficient.
Bobby Bianchi: an Italian mobster trying to peddle a product called "Germ-o-Whack" which shoots a germicide out of a water pistol.
I better break out the elbow grease, more lighting, a bucket in case I'm wrong about the bone dry angle, and all the paper towel and germicide sprays in the cupboard.
One such product, Magic Touch, is marketed as a lotion, an antibacterial, an antibiotic, and a germicide that is "great to apply open wounds because it helps heal the skin without scars."
Garlic works as an antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and a germicide.
Targeted to the food services industry Rochester-Midland Corporation also sells what's in the US an EPA-registered germicide/sanitizer under the "Microdyne" tradename which contains 3.5% available iodine and phosphoric acid.
Many studies have shown that sodium hypochlorite household chlorine bleach is a highly effective germicide in the laundry, and adding chlorine bleach to your wash also increases the sanitizing effect of cooler water washes.
Several kegs of the germicide, already tapped and ready for dispersal, stood in the cleaning shed.
That's an alternative, especially if the dishwasher has a germicide cycle.
It would be wise once you clean your floor -- your hard surface floor, to let it sit for ten minutes and then rinse it off with clean fresh water so as to cut down the amount of germicide left -- the residue.