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antipersonnel

[an-tee-pur-suh-nel, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌpɜr səˈnɛl, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Military
1.
used against enemy personnel rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.:
antipersonnel bombs.
Origin of antipersonnel
1935-1940
1935-40; anti- + personnel
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  • Hilda was in the slam in Madison, and who the hell knew what the antipersonnel stuff the Madison cops used had done to her.

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  • It was their antipersonnel sound-cannon, which meant that Lester was around here somewhere.

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British Dictionary definitions for antipersonnel

antipersonnel

/ˌæntɪˌpɜːsəˈnɛl/
adjective
1.
(of weapons, etc) designed to cause casualties to personnel rather than to destroy equipment or defences AP
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