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) \

Definition of antistatic

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

Examples of antistatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How to Use Dry Conditioner on Your Hair," 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, "The Young and the Reckless," 17 Apr. 2018 Since graphene is a conductive material, graphene hair dye gives hair antistatic properties. Emilie Branch, Allure, "Graphene Allows You to Safely Dye Your Hair Black and Tame Flyaways, Says Study," 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, "Give grime the brushoff with these cleaning tips," 29 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of antistatic

1912, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Antistatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antistatic. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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