ger·​mi·​cid·​al | \ ˌjər-mə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce germicidal (audio) \

Definition of germicidal

: of or relating to a germicide also : destroying germs

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After consumption, germicidal tablets were put inside the empty pack to discourage microbial growth, the agency said. Sarah-grace Mankarious, CNN, "Floating food: The history of eating in space," 19 July 2019 But conventional germicidal lamps aren’t safe for humans to be around. Amanda Macmillan, Time, "This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of germicidal

1885, in the meaning defined above

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ger·​mi·​cid·​al | \ ˌjər-mə-ˈsīd-ᵊl How to pronounce germicidal (audio) \

Medical Definition of germicidal

: of or relating to a germicide also : destroying germs

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