an·​ti-bug·​ging ˌan-tē-ˈbə-giŋ How to pronounce anti-bugging (audio)
: preventing or counteracting the use of hidden bugging devices
Before voting starts, Vatican officials will sweep the rooms that house the cardinals with anti-bugging scanners to detect any hidden microphones.Naomi O'Leary

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-bugging was in 1957

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“Anti-bugging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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