antifouling

adjective
an·​ti·​foul·​ing | \ -ˈfau̇-liŋ How to pronounce antifouling (audio) \

Definition of antifouling

: intended to prevent fouling of underwater structures (such as the bottoms of ships) antifouling paint

First Known Use of antifouling

1855, in the meaning defined above

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