from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent that inhibits or destroys viruses.
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- n. Any substance that destroys or inactivates viruses
- n. The act of killing one's husband.
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- n. an agent (physical or chemical) that inactivates or destroys viruses
vir(us) + -cide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
UV radiation has been employed in drinking water treatment plants and waste water recycling projects as a viricide and a bactericide.