anti-terrorism

adjective
an·​ti-ter·​ror·​ism | \ ˌan-tē-ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-terrorism (audio) \
variants: or less commonly antiterrorism

Definition of anti-terrorism

: acting against, opposing, or combating terrorism developed a new anti-terrorism strategy antiterrorism sanctions

Other Words from anti-terrorism

anti-terrorism or less commonly antiterrorism noun
a stronger approach to anti-terrorism

First Known Use of anti-terrorism

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-terrorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-terrorism. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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