antivampire

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anti- +‎ vampire

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antivampire (comparative more antivampire, superlative most antivampire)

  1. (folklore, fantasy) Opposing or countering vampires.
    • 1996, Howard L. Malchow, Gothic images of race in nineteenth-century Britain, page 146:
      This is a revealing passage, for van Helsing is the stern realist, the guiding hand directing the antivampire confederacy.
    • 2003, George Jacobs, William Stadiem, Mr. S: my life with Frank Sinatra (page 137)
      The Oscar, Time, and Murrow formed a magical antivampire crucifix that would do more than protect Mr. S from the bloodsuckers of Hollywood; this figurative talisman would also convert the naysayers into idolators.

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