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Definition of "germicide" [ger•mi•cide]

  • An agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "germicide" in a sentence
  • "The first essential point is to test the unknown disinfectant, which may be referred to as germicide-x, on the lines set out on page 311 to determine its inhibition coefficient."
  • "Bobby Bianchi: an Italian mobster trying to peddle a product called "Germ-o-Whack" which shoots a germicide out of a water pistol."
  • "I better break out the elbow grease, more lighting, a bucket in case I'm wrong about the bone dry angle, and all the paper towel and germicide sprays in the cupboard."