germ warfare

Origin
1935–40
Example Sentences for germ warfare
We have created, for example, such cultural realities as racism and germ warfare.
Soon afterward, armies began to use infected fleas as ammunition in germ warfare.
No one mentioned plagues or germ warfare when the influenza epidemic first arrived.
These are designed to produce germ warfare agents, and can be moved from place to a place to evade inspectors.
No one mentioned plagues or germ warfare when the influenza epidemic first arrived.
British Dictionary definitions for germ warfare
germ warfare
 
n
Also called: bacteriological warfare the military use of disease-spreading bacteria against an enemy

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germ warfare definition


The use of microorganisms in war to injure or destroy humans, animals, or crops. This type of warfare is outlawed by international treaty, but facilities for developing biological weapons exist in some countries. (See bioterrorism and biological warfare.)

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