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 (ăn′tē-pûr′sə-nĕl′, ăn′tī-)
Designed to inflict death or bodily injury rather than material destruction: antipersonnel grenades.
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(Military) (of weapons, etc) designed to cause casualties to personnel rather than to destroy equipment or defences. Abbreviation: AP
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(ˌæn tiˌpɜr səˈnɛl, ˌæn taɪ-)

designed to destroy or disable enemy troops rather than vehicles or matériel.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antipersonnel - designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destructionantipersonnel - designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
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[ˈæntɪpɜːsəˈnel] ADJ (Mil) → destinado a causar bajas
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It also urged the United States and other countries that have not yet banned antipersonnel landmines should join the treaty to eradicate these weapons.
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