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antifouling

[an-tee-fou-ling, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈfaʊ lɪŋ, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Nautical
1.
(of a coating, process, or the like) preventing the accumulation of barnacles, algae, etc., on underwater surfaces:
The makers now use an antifouling chemical on all marine hulls.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; anti- + foul + -ing1
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Examples from the web for antifouling
  • antifouling products that are environmentally benign are needed.
  • Consider switching from a copper-based antifouling paint to long-lasting and low-toxicity or nontoxic antifouling paints.
  • If done properly, underwater hull cleaning removes marine growth and a minimal amount of antifouling paint.
  • Cuprous oxide has been found to be a safe and effective marine antifouling active ingredient.
British Dictionary definitions for antifouling

antifouling

/ˌæntɪˈfaʊlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a paint or other coating) inhibiting the growth of barnacles and other marine organisms on a ship's bottom
noun
2.
an antifouling paint or other coating
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