antifouling

adjective

an·​ti·​foul·​ing
ˌan-tē-ˈfau̇-liŋ,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antifouling (audio)
: intended to prevent fouling of underwater structures (such as the bottoms of ships)
antifouling paint

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antifouling was in 1853

Dictionary Entries Near antifouling

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“Antifouling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antifouling. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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