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germicide

[ jur-muh-sahyd ]
/ ˈdʒɜr məˌsaɪd /
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Definition of germicide

noun
an agent for killing germs or microorganisms.
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Origin of germicide

First recorded in 1875–80; germ + -i- + -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM germicide

ger·mi·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for germicide

germicide
/ (ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd) /

noun
any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms

Derived forms of germicide

germicidal, adjective
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