germ-free

adjective
\ ˈjərm-ˌfrē How to pronounce germ-free (audio) \
variants: or less commonly germfree

Definition of germ-free

: free of microorganisms : axenic

First Known Use of germ-free

1877, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2020

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“Germ-free.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/germ-free. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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germfree

adjective
germ·​free | \ ˈjərm-ˌfrē How to pronounce germfree (audio) \

Medical Definition of germfree

: free of microorganisms : axenic

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