anti-radiation

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 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 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

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anti-radiation

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

medical Definition of anti-radiation

: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 CrabtreeThe San Diego Union-Tribune8 Apr. 2003

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