biocidal

adjective

bio·​cid·​al ˌbī-ə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce biocidal (audio)
: destructive to life

Examples of biocidal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Schuerger’s team is also expanding their tests to see how organisms respond to additional biocidal factors. National Geographic, 25 Sep. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biocidal was in 1897

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“Biocidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biocidal. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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