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adj. germ·i·er, germ·i·est
Full of germs.

germ′i·ness n.


adj, germier or germiest
full of germs


(ˈdʒɜr mi)

adj. germ•i•er, germ•i•est.
full of germs.
germ′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.germy - full of germs or pathological microorganisms; "the water in New York harbor is oily and dirty and germy"
infected, septic - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
germfree - free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile; "a germfree environment"
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