antiterrorist

[an-tee-ter-er-ist, an-tahy-]

adjective

used or designed to combat terrorism: antiterrorist tactics.

Nearby words

  1. antisubmarine,
  2. antisudorific,
  3. antisway bar,
  4. antisymmetric,
  5. antitank,
  6. antitheft,
  7. antitheism,
  8. antitheist,
  9. antithenar,
  10. antithermic

Origin of antiterrorist

First recorded in 1960–65; anti- + terrorist

Related formsan·ti·ter·ror·ism, noun

Can be confusedantiterrorism counterterrorism

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British Dictionary definitions for antiterrorist

antiterrorist

adjective

relating to measures, policies, or organizations designed to combat terrorist activity
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