anti–radiation

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adjective an·ti–ra·di·a·tion \ˌan-tī-ˌrā-dē-ˈā-shən, ˌan-tē-\
variants: or less commonly

antiradiation

Definition of anti–radiation

  1. 1 military :  designed to destroy radar or other sources of radio transmissions At the same time, anti-radiation missiles (i.e., missiles designed specifically to be used against radar and other electronic sites) were launched from the fighters and followed the radar beam to its source. — Peter Hellman

  2. 2 medical :  counteracting the harmful effects of radiation on the body The only anti-radiation drug now being stockpiled is potassium iodide, which helps protect against the long-term risk of thyroid cancer. — Penni Crabtree anti-radiation pills

Origin and Etymology of anti–radiation

anti- + radiation


First Known Use: 1925


Medical Dictionary

anti–radiation

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adjective an·ti–ra·di·a·tion \-ˌrād-ē-ˈā-shən\
variants: also

antiradiation

Medical Definition of anti–radiation

  1. :  counteracting the harmful effects of radiation on the body The only anti-radiation drug now being stockpiled is potassium iodide, which helps protect against the long-term risk of thyroid cancer.—Penni Crabtree, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Apr. 2003


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