antifouling

[an-tee-fou-ling, an-tahy-]
adjective Nautical.
(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:
1865–70; anti- + foul + -ing1

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

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Example sentences
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.
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