antifouling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ fouling

Adjective[edit]

antifouling (not comparable)

  1. That prevents or counteracts the buildup of barnacles and other deposits on undersea surfaces such as those of boats.

Noun[edit]

antifouling (plural antifoulings)

  1. Any substance that prevents or counteracts the buildup of barnacles and other deposits on undersea surfaces such as those of boats.
    • 2002, Institute of Marine Engineers, Marine Engineers Review
      These antifoulings release the biocides by a hydrolysis or ion exchange reaction of an acrylic polymer with seawater.