anti-bug

adjective

an·​ti-bug
ˌan-tē-ˈbəg,
ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-bug (audio)
: repelling or destroying insects (such as mosquitoes) : deterring or intended to deter bugs
anti-bug lights/lotions

Examples of anti-bug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The government notes that some incandescent bulbs, such as anti-bug lights and those that go in ovens, are exempt from the rules. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 13 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-bug was in 1850

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“Anti-bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-bug. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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