nonpersistent
adjective Date: 1900 not persistent: as a. decomposed rapidly by environmental action <
nonpersistent insecticides
>
b. capable of being transmitted by a vector for only a relatively short time <
nonpersistent viruses
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nonpersistent — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nonpersistent — non·per·sis·tent .nän pər sis tənt, zis adj not persistent: as a) decomposed rapidly by environmental action <nonpersistent insecticides> b) capable of being transmitted by a vector for only a relatively short time <nonpersistent… …   Medical dictionary

  • nonpersistent — ˌ adjective : not persistent: as a. : decomposed rapidly by environmental action nonpersistent insecticides b. : capable of being transmitted by a vector for only a relatively short time nonpersistent viruses * * * adj.; nonpersistently, adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonpersistent — adj.; nonpersistently, adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • nonpersistent — adjective Not persistent …   Wiktionary

  • nonpersistent — adj. not persistent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonpersistent — non·persistent …   English syllables

  • nonpersistent — non per•sist′ent adj. ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • nonpersistent agent — A chemical agent that when released dissipates and/or loses its ability to cause casualties after 10 to 15 minutes …   Military dictionary

  • nonpersistent agents — chemical warfare substances that only exist for a short period of time after being released …   English contemporary dictionary

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