germicide

noun
ger·​mi·​cide | \ ˈjər-mə-ˌsīd How to pronounce germicide (audio) \

Definition of germicide

: an agent that destroys germs

First Known Use of germicide

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of germicide was in 1877

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“Germicide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/germicide. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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germicide

noun
ger·​mi·​cide | \ ˈjər-mə-ˌsīd How to pronounce germicide (audio) \

Medical Definition of germicide

: an agent that destroys germs

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