germ warfare
noun Date: 1938 the use of harmful microorganisms (as bacteria) as weapons in war

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • germ warfare — n [U] the use of harmful ↑bacteria in war to cause illness and death among the enemy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • germ warfare — noun uncount the use of bacteria and VIRUSES to kill large numbers of people during a war …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • germ warfare — ► NOUN ▪ the use of disease spreading micro organisms as a military weapon …   English terms dictionary

  • germ warfare — n. the deliberate contamination of enemy territory with disease germs during a war …   English World dictionary

  • germ warfare — noun the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon • Syn: ↑bacteriological warfare • Hypernyms: ↑biological warfare, ↑BW, ↑biological attack, ↑biologic attack, ↑bioattack * * * noun [noncount] …   Useful english dictionary

  • germ warfare — N UNCOUNT Germ warfare is the use of germs in a war in order to cause disease in enemy troops, or to destroy crops that they might use as food. ...an international treaty banning germ warfare …   English dictionary

  • germ warfare — germ′ war′fare n. cvb mil biological warfare • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • germ warfare — germ war·fare wȯr .fe(ə)r n the use of harmful microorganisms (as bacteria) as weapons in war …   Medical dictionary

  • germ warfare. — See biological warfare. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • germ warfare — noun The use of harmful microorganisms as a weapon of war. Syn: biological warfare …   Wiktionary

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