an·​ti-wear ˌan-tē-ˈwer How to pronounce anti-wear (audio)
variants or antiwear
: serving or intended to prevent wear due to use
motor oils with anti-wear additives

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-wear was in 1897

Dictionary Entries Near anti-wear

Cite this Entry

“Anti-wear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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