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Related to antifouling: antifouling paint
Counteracting or preventing the growth of organisms on underwater surfaces, such as the undersides of boats: antifouling paint.
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(Nautical Terms) (of a paint or other coating) inhibiting the growth of barnacles and other marine organisms on a ship's bottom
(Nautical Terms) an antifouling paint or other coating
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an•ti•foul•ing(ˌæn tiˈfaʊ lɪŋ, ˌæn taɪ-)
preventing the accumulation of deposits or encrustations on underwater surfaces.
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