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germ warfare

n.
The use of injurious microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, as weapons in warfare.
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germ warfare

n
(Military) the military use of disease-spreading bacteria against an enemy. Also called: bacteriological warfare
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biolog′ical war′fare


n.
the use in war of pathogenic organisms or toxins to disable an enemy or destroy resources.
[1945–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.germ warfare - the use of harmful bacteria as a weapongerm warfare - the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon
bioattack, biologic attack, biological attack, biological warfare, BW - the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
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Translations

germ warfare

nguerra batteriologica
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