Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “germicide”


noun [C or U] uk   /ˈdʒɜː.mɪ.saɪd/ us    /ˈdʒɝː-/
a substance that kills germsCleaning agents
adjective uk   /ˌdʒɜː.mɪˈsaɪ.dəl/ us    /ˌdʒɝː-/
Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
(Definition of germicide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of germicide?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Cleaning agents, but you might be interested in these topics from the Clean, dirty and cleaning topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “germicide” in other dictionaries

Translations of “germicide”

Word of the Day


When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More