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) \

Definition of antistatic

: reducing, removing, or preventing the buildup of static electricity

Examples of antistatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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,, 29 Apr. 2017 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'antistatic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of antistatic

1912, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About antistatic

Time Traveler for antistatic

Time Traveler

The first known use of antistatic was in 1912

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near antistatic




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for antistatic

Cite this Entry

“Antistatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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