antifog

adjective

an·​ti·​fog ˌan-ˌtē-ˈfȯg How to pronounce antifog (audio)
ˌan-tī-
variants or antifogging
: preventing or inhibiting the buildup of condensation on a surface (such as a lens or window)
lenses with an antifog coating
an antifogging surface

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antifog was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Antifog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antifog. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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