antifog

adjective
an·​ti·​fog | \ ˌan-ˌtē-ˈfȯg How to pronounce antifog (audio) , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or antifogging \ ˌan-​ˌtē-​ˈfȯ-​giŋ How to pronounce antifogging (audio) , ˌan-​tī-​ \

Definition of antifog

: preventing or inhibiting the buildup of condensation on a surface (such as a lens or window) lenses with an antifog coating an antifogging surface

First Known Use of antifog

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antifog

anti- + fog entry 1 or fogging, present participle of fog entry 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about antifog

Time Traveler for antifog

Time Traveler

The first known use of antifog was in 1919

See more words from the same year

Statistics for antifog

Cite this Entry

“Antifog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antifog. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

Comments on antifog

What made you want to look up antifog? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!