antistatic

adjective

an·​ti·​stat·​ic
ˌan-tē-ˈsta-tik,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antistatic (audio)
variants or less commonly antistat
ˌan-tē-ˈstat,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antistatic (audio)
: reducing, removing, or preventing the buildup of static electricity

Examples of antistatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Linen is naturally thermo-regulating, antistatic, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, UV-resistant, and biodegradable. Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 One brush is stiffer to target carpets, while a softer brush head contains an antistatic carbon fiber bristle for hard floors including wood and tiles. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2022 The firmer bristles are in charge of grabbing larger pieces of debris, while dust and dirt latch onto the softer ones, and the dustpan uses antistatic technology to prevent dirt from sticking to it. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 18 Mar. 2022 Armando Sobrado, an owner from Miami, added an antistatic treatment to his shiny black Afghan hound’s day-of coat regimen, extending his morning grooming schedule by 30 minutes. Washington Post, 14 June 2021 Earlier versions contained the same types of absorbent powders as dry shampoo, but with a little bit of an antistatic agent to help reduce frizz and flyaways, and maybe a bit of oil to provide some conditioning effects. Danielle Gray, Allure, 24 Nov. 2020 Over the next few hours, Australian police carted away what Wheeler estimated to be more than $20,000 worth of computer equipment; Wheeler was miffed that no one bothered to place his precious hard drives in antistatic bags. Brendan I. Koerner, WIRED, 17 Apr. 2018 Since graphene is a conductive material, graphene hair dye gives hair antistatic properties. Emilie Branch, Allure, 21 Mar. 2018 Dryer sheets, which contain antistatic agents, are great for removing tenacious grime like pet hair from baseboards and corners, says Toth. Martha Stewart, star-telegram.com, 29 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antistatic was in 1912

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“Antistatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antistatic. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

antistatic

adjective
an·​ti·​stat·​ic ˌant-i-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce antistatic (audio)
ˌan-ˌtī-
: reducing, removing, or preventing the collection of static electricity
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