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Meaning of "germicide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GERMICIDE

germicide  [ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GERMICIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Germicide is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GERMICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

germicide

Antiseptic

Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. Antiseptics are generally distinguished from antibiotics by the latter's ability to be transported through the lymphatic system to destroy bacteria within the body, and from disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms found on non-living objects. Disinfectants do not kill bacterial spores e.g., on surgical instruments; a sterilization process is required for that. Even sterilization may not destroy prions. Some antiseptics are true germicides, capable of destroying microbes, while others are bacteriostatic and only prevent or inhibit their growth. Antibacterials are antiseptics that have the proven ability to act against bacteria. Microbicides which destroy virus particles are called viricides or antivirals.

Definition of germicide in the English dictionary

The definition of germicide in the dictionary is any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GERMICIDE


bactericide
bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd
Barmecide
ˈbɑːmɪˌsaɪd
countryside
ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd
deicide
ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd
fungicide
ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd
Heaviside
ˈhɛvɪˌsaɪd
herbicide
ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
infanticide
ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd
insecticide
ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd
Merseyside
ˈmɜːzɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
regicide
ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd
rodenticide
rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd
silicide
ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd
spermicide
ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd
Speyside
ˈspeɪˌsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
vermicide
ˈvɜːmɪˌsaɪd
wayside
ˈweɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GERMICIDE

germanous
Germany
germen
germicidal
germina
germinability
germinable
germinal
germinal vesicle
germinally
germinant
germinate
germination
germinative
germinator
germiness

WORDS THAT END LIKE GERMICIDE

algicide
assisted suicide
biopesticide
culpable homicide
decide
feticide
filicide
foeticide
fratricide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
liberticide
matricide
miticide
molluscicide
negligent homicide
nematicide
parricide
patricide
raticide
tyrannicide

Synonyms and antonyms of germicide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «germicide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GERMICIDE

Find out the translation of germicide to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of germicide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «germicide» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

杀菌剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

germicida
570 millions of speakers

English

germicide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

germicide
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مادة مبيدة للجراثيم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бактерицидное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

germicida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবাণুনাশক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

germicide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

keimtötendes Mittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

殺菌剤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

살균제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Germisida
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sát khuẩn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிருமிகளைக் கொல்லும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जंतूनाशक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

antiseptik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

germicida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bakteriobójczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бактерицидну
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bactericid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μικροβιοκτόνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kiemdoder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

germicid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bakteriedreper
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of germicide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GERMICIDE»

The term «germicide» is regularly used and occupies the 80.151 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GERMICIDE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «germicide» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «germicide» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about germicide

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GERMICIDE»

Discover the use of germicide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to germicide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Handbook of Green Chemicals
Nipacide® BCP germicide, disinfectant cleaners: hospitals Nipacide® BCP germicide, disinfectant cleaners: schools Nipacide® BCP germicide, duckweed killer Cetrimonium chloride; Cocoalkonium chloride; Cocotri- monium chloride; ...
‎2004
2
Handbook of Preservatives
germicide,. bitumen. dispersions. fungistat, cellulosic fibers Vikol®LO-25 fungistat , citrus fruit pkg. Biphenyl fungistat, citrus fruits Boric acid fungistat, cordage Socci ® 30 fungistat, cosmetics Calcium undecylenate; Sodium undecylenate ...
Michael Ash, Irene Ash, 2004
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The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American ...
I have located only Mallet's second patent, issued in 1882, which covered an improvement in the Germicide's "air disinfector." Class 4-222, Patent 253,400, Feb. 7, 1882, PO. That patent mentions a prior patent on the device he received in ...
Nancy Tomes, 1999
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Replacement of Renal Function by Dialysis: A Text Book of ...
Many of the test strains are among the most resistant in our collection.' The AAMI guidelines (13) limited their recommendation to 4% formaldehyde when formaldehyde is used as a sole germicide, since possible combinations of germicides ...
John Francis Maher, 1989
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Principles and Practice of Dialysis
For manual reprocessing, the presence of the germicide in the process is either documentedbythe use of an indicatorsubstance in the stock solution or each dialyzer should be checked individually. Daily verification that batch solution has the ...
William L. Henrich, 2012
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Infection Control in Home Care
A germicide is an agent that destroys microorganisms on both living tissue and inanimate objects, hence the suffix -cide to reflect the destruction of microorganisms. There are three types of germicides: antiseptics, disinfectants, and chemical ...
Emily Rhinehart, Mary M. Friedman, 1999
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Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment
The location of the microorganisms can also influence the effectiveness of a germicide, because physical barriers can prevent contact of the germicide and the microbe. Therefore, it is imperative that the germicidal agent has direct contact with ...
J. M. Cairo, 2013
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Handbook of Dialysis
a four-dialyzer priming volume of the mixture must be introduced into the dialyzer. 3. Germicide removal. Germicide removal is accomplished by either automated or manual techniques. The basic maneuvers include initial flushing of the blood ...
John T. Daugirdas, Peter G. Blake, Todd S. Ing, 2012
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The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, ...
I carry a small bottle of liquid waterless germicide and find it very useful in a pinch . By the same token, it is hard to see a downside to using germicidal lotions, soaps, and other personal care products in the home. They save time and have no ...
Philip M. Tierno, 2004
10
Advances in Bioengineering Research and Application: 2013 ...
Supplementing the background information on this patent, NewsRx reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: “A method according to the present invention provides for measuring concentration of a germicide in ...
‎2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GERMICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term germicide is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Finding Independence Beyond Business as Usual
Once cresol was replaced with ortho-hydroxydiphenyl in the formula, Lysol was pushed as a germicide good for cleaning toilet bowls and ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
What Are We Doing to Ourselves? 84000 Chemicals — and Only 1 …
It is also used in pressed-wood products, permanent-press fabrics, paper product coatings and insulation, and as a fungicide, germicide, ... «AlterNet, Jul 15»
3
Medical history, historical mystery fascinate
... the application of electroconvulsive therapy in mental illness (1940); the discovery of penicillin, the “giant germicide”(1941); the first use of a ... «The Advocate, Jun 15»
4
McHenry County officials promote awareness to halt spread of dog flu
She said she washes the floor of the kennel twice a day and also uses a germicide outside the kennel. She said before the virus struck, the ... «Northwest Herald, Jun 15»
5
Bundled Prevention Strategy Reduces Surgical Site Infections
... apply the topical antibiotic mupirocin intranasally twice a day for up to 5 days and to bathe daily with the germicide chlorhexidine gluconate. «MedPage Today, Jun 15»
6
HC wants all its AC ducts cleaned during break
The court administration has proposed that the air filtration system be completely overhauled and ultraviolet germicide and air-handling units ... «The Indian Express, May 15»
7
May is the month to be aware of Lyme disease
He said the choice came down to antibiotics or wild oregano oil, which he calls a “great germicide.” “I had co-infections and I chose something ... «Cache Valley Daily, May 15»
8
Hunters Point South gets GrowNYC urban farm
... which GrowNYC member Sebert Harper, right, will use in workshops making natural goods such as tea and rosemary-derived germicide. «Queens Chronicle, May 15»
9
Weird NJ: Spectro-Chrome Therapy
It explained that green light is a pituitary stimulant, a germicide and a ... Green light, for example, was a pituitary stimulant and germicide, while ... «Asbury Park Press, May 15»
10
Anacail in £2m series A
By changing the oxygen contained within a package to ozone, a natural germicide, it protects the food. The ozone then naturally changes back ... «Global University Venturing, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Germicide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/germicide>. Mar 2020 ».
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