biological warfare

biological warfare
noun (U) methods of fighting a war in which bacteria are used to poison people, damage crops etc -compare chemical warfare

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • biological warfare — warfare that makes use of bacteria, viruses, toxins, etc., to disable or destroy people, domestic animals, and food crops. Abbr.: B.W. Also called biowarfare, germ warfare. [1945 50] * * * or germ warfare Military use of disease producing or… …   Universalium

  • biological warfare — n. the deliberate use of disease spreading microorganisms, toxins, etc. in warfare …   English World dictionary

  • biological warfare — noun uncount the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon in a war …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Biological warfare — For the use of biological agents by terrorists, see bioterrorism. Weapons of mass destruction …   Wikipedia

  • biological warfare — noun the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑BW, ↑biological attack, ↑biologic attack, ↑bioattack • Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare …   Useful english dictionary

  • biological warfare — biologinė operacija statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Biologinių medžiagų naudojimas žmonėms, gyvūnams naikinti ar augalams ir medžiagoms pažeisti, arba gynyba nuo tokio naudojimo. atitikmenys: angl. biological operation; biological warfare… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • biological warfare — biologinis karas statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių atitikmenys: angl. biological warfare rus. биологическая война ryšiai: žiūrėk – biologinė operacija …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • biological warfare — biological war·fare wȯr .fa(ə)r, .fe(ə)r n warfare involving the use of biological weapons also warfare involving the use of herbicides …   Medical dictionary

  • biological warfare — noun Date: 1946 warfare involving the use of biological weapons; also warfare involving the use of herbicides …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biological warfare — /baɪəˌlɒdʒɪkəl ˈwɔfɛə / (say buyuh.lojikuhl wawfair) noun warfare which makes use of biologically produced poisons that affect humans, domestic animals, or food crops, especially bacteria or viruses …   Australian-English dictionary

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