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antifouling

[ an-tee-fou-ling, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈfaʊ lɪŋ, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective Nautical.
(of a coating, process, or the like) preventing the accumulation of barnacles, algae, etc., on underwater surfaces: The makers now use an antifouling chemical on all marine hulls.
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Origin of antifouling

First recorded in 1865–70; anti- + foul + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for antifouling

antifouling
/ (ˌæntɪˈfaʊlɪŋ) /

adjective
(of a paint or other coating) inhibiting the growth of barnacles and other marine organisms on a ship's bottom
noun
an antifouling paint or other coating
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