Definition of germicide in English:

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germicide

Pronunciation: /ˈjərməˌsīd/

noun

A substance or other agent that destroys harmful microorganisms; an antiseptic.
Example sentences
  • Research has not shown an increased resistance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to hospital germicides and disinfectants.
  • When using a chemical germicide to achieve high-level disinfection, an agent registered with and approved by government regulatory bodies should be selected.
  • The National Fire Protection Association is concerned about the use of flammable liquid germicides where electro-surgery or lasers are used.

Derivatives

germicidal

Pronunciation: /ˈjərməˌsīdl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The selected antiseptic solution should have a broad range of germicidal action.
  • Researchers at Canada's McGill University installed UVGI or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation ventilation systems in three office buildings in Montreal.
  • Between procedures, equipment and furniture that are visibly soiled should be cleaned with a registered hospital-grade germicidal agent.

Words that rhyme with germicide

spermicide

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ger·mi·cide

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