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ger·mi·cide

 (jûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.

ger′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.germicidal - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganismsgermicidal - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
Translations

germicidal

[ˌdʒɜːmɪˈsaɪdl] ADJgermicida, microbicida

germicidal

adjkeimtötend

germicidal

[ˌdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪdl] adjgermicida
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Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the trial utilized the first disinfection device to hit the market, Tru-D SmartUVC, to prove that using measured germicidal doses of UV light in health care settings can reduce the risk of infection caused by multi-drug resistant organisms by 30 percent.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced Kimtech One-Step Germicidal Wipe in North America.
The category, initially popularized by Sharper Image's Ionic Breeze products, which use electrostatic technology to weigh down airborne particles, is moving in a germicidal direction.
Those concerned that HEPA filters might not be efficient enough to remove all airborne irritants can install germicidal ultraviolet lamps in residents' rooms, according to Shagott.
DRISTEEM's Ultraviolet Germicidal Systems provide an effective mold treatment by combining ultraviolet intensity and variable exposure time.
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Around 70% of the light emitted from this lamp is UV-C radiation with a wavelength of around 254 nanometers--light that has germicidal properties, and, at proper intensities, can render bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens harmless.
Starna Industries Ltd has produced a new germicidal UV technology for food manufacturing.