antimateriel agent

antimateriel agent

A living organism or chemical used to cause deterioration of, or damage to, selected materiel.
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It would, however, allow development and use of most prospective biological antimateriel agents. These include petroleum-eating bacteria, now in widespread use for cleaning up oil spills, and rubber-eating bacteria, still in development, which might also be of benefit in landfills, garbage dumps, and used-tire repositories.
In addition to the antimateriel agents described above, these include entanglements, electric-stun weapons, flash/bang devices, and non-penetrating projectiles, such as rubber bullets.