germicidal

adjective
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

Examples of germicidal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This took the original EnviroKlenz Air System and added in UVC bulbs to provide additional germicidal irradiation and internal system cleaning. Chris Hachey, BGR, 24 Nov. 2021 The council is considering a resolution that would urge multiple city departments to use ultraviolet germicidal irradiation and to seek out funding for the initiative. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, 15 Nov. 2021 New York esthetician Joi Lin Tynes says high-frequency machines use an alternating current to produce heat, and the electrode emits argon gas—the orange light at the tip—which creates a germicidal response on the skin. Medea Giordano, Wired, 22 Oct. 2021 Safe and effective are key words when germicidal lighting is the topic, says Terry McGowan, FIES, LC, director of engineering and technology for the American Lighting Association. Lighting Magazine Editors, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Apr. 2021 Copper is a naturally germicidal material that some experts believe can prevent the spread of COVID-19, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 6 May 2021 Donald Milton, professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, says one of the safest units is also one of the rarest: an upper-room ultraviolet germicidal system, which disinfects the air with UV light. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 Upper-room ultra-violet germicidal systems, together with fans that push air to the top of indoor spaces, could be installed for anywhere between $1,500 to $2,000 per room, Milton says. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020 Upper-room ultra-violet germicidal systems, together with fans that push air to the top of indoor spaces, could be installed for anywhere between $1,500 to $2,000 per room, Milton says. Tim Carman, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of germicidal

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of germicidal was in 1870

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5 Dec 2021

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“Germicidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/germicidal. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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germicidal

adjective
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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