germicide


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ger·mi·cide

 (jûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.

ger′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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germicide

(ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Pharmacology) any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms
ˌgermiˈcidal adj
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ger•mi•cide

(ˈdʒɜr məˌsaɪd)

n.
an agent for killing germs or microorganisms.
[1875–80]
ger`mi•cid′al, adj.
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germicide

any substance for killing germs, especially bacteria. — germicidal, adj.
See also: Health
any substance for killing germs, especially bacteria. — germicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.germicide - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry diseasegermicide - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
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Translations

germicide

[ˈdʒɜːmɪsaɪd] Ngermicida m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

germicide

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

germicide

[ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd] ngermicida m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ger·mi·cide

n. bactericida, fungicida.
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Residents also said that there are no street lights and no germicide has been sprayed in the area for ages.
(2) This disinfection should take place with the use of an intermediate-level chemical germicide. While the CDC recommends the use of a 10 percent bleach solution as the disinfection standard, (3) there are other products that can be used in the lab setting.
In addition, the use of disinfectant wipes with a poor germicide activity and composed of a considerable quantity of cellulose or cotton (which can sequestrate quaternary ammonium molecules) may decrease their efficaciousness and serve conversely as means for microbes [31, 32].
The human data involving oral methylene blue, a weak urinary germicide, is limited to 55 exposures.
"However, units should review and consider the feasibility and appropriateness for their practice of employing one or more of the additional modalities suggested by the FDA for duodenoscopes: intermittent or per procedure culture surveillance of reprocessing outcomes, sterilization with ethylene oxide gas, repeat application of standard high level disinfection, or use of a liquid chemical germicide." For their part, Dr.
Qaiser Hameed Sofi, a resident of Shalimar and a student of Mirak Shah Sahab School, was arrested by the forces and beaten, tortured and then forcibly fed a germicide called Neva and left in an unconscious state on the roadside.
Be sure that the disinfectant being used in the salon is a concentrated, medical 'germicide'.
Six tenders for the supply of (a) vehicles fuelling pumps, (b) pipes, valves and elbows, (c) a mill for greases, (d) germicide material, (e) spare parts for Mercedes branded marine tankers & (f) workers summer uniforms.
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The researchers have developed a prototype of a system that rapidly and temporarily turns some of the oxygen inside packaging systems into ozone, which can be a very effective germicide. The system will undergo trials on production lines at several UK food processing plants during the next year.
Control III Disinfectant Germicide - Concentrated formula, 10-minute contact time for disinfection.
It includes UV protective coating, a germicide, a fire retardant and has a five year performance warranty.