Definition of antipersonnel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˌpərsəˈnel/
Pronunciation: /ˌanˌtīˌpərsəˈnel/


(Of weapons, especially bombs) designed to kill or injure people rather than to damage buildings or equipment.
Example sentences
  • To reduce or eliminate the use of certain weapons that are indiscriminate in character, such as anti-personnel landmines.
  • Smoke and CS grenades can be used to flush out men in cellars and sewers, while white phosphorous grenades can be used to create smoke or as an anti-personnel weapon.
  • The rather more rare anti-personnel rockets will spew out fragments up to 30 feet or more.

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Syllabification: an·ti·per·son·nel

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