antistatic


antistatic
adj. that counteracts the effects of static electricity.

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/an'tee stat"ik, an'tuy-/, adj.
pertaining to a material or procedure that disperses, or inhibits the accumulation of, static charges on textiles, phonograph records, paper products, etc.
[1935-40; ANTI- + STATIC]

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antistatic /an-ti-statˈik/
adjective
1. (also antistat /anˈ or -statˈ/) having the property of counteracting static electricity
2. Not attracting positively charged ions, eg dust
noun
An antistatic substance
ORIGIN:anti- (1)
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antistatic agent noun (textiles)
A substance applied to a textile to prevent its becoming charged with static electricity by friction during processing or wear
antistatic fluid noun
A fluid applied to prevent the effects of static electricity on vinyl discs (from dust) and sound film (from scratches on the track)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • antistatic — ANTISTÁTIC, Ă, antistatici, ce, adj., s.n. 1. (Substanţă) care împiedică electrizarea materialelor plastice. 2. (Substanţă) care neutralizează discurile1 (4) din punct de vedere electric. – Din fr. anti statique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 26.02.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • antistatic — [an΄tīstat′ik, an΄tēstat′ik, an΄tistat′ik] adj. reducing static electric charges, as on textiles, waxes, polishes, etc., by retaining enough moisture to provide electrical conduction …   English World dictionary

  • antistatic — /æntiˈstætɪk/ (say antee statik) adjective of or relating to anything which reduces static energy or resists acquiring it: an antistatic device; an antistatic fabric; an antistatic antenna …   Australian English dictionary

  • antistatic — also antistat adjective Date: 1952 reducing, removing, or preventing the buildup of static electricity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antistatic — /an tee stat ik, an tuy /, adj. pertaining to a material or procedure that disperses, or inhibits the accumulation of, static charges on textiles, phonograph records, paper products, etc. [1935 40; ANTI + STATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • antistatic — adjective Preventing the buildup of static electricity …   Wiktionary

  • antistatic — adj. pertaining to something which eliminates or decreases static charge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antistatic — an·ti·static …   English syllables

  • antistatic — an•ti•stat•ic [[t]ˌæn tiˈstæt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. chem. phs pertaining to a substance or procedure that inhibits the accumulation of static electricity, as on textiles, phonograph records, or paper products • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • antistatic agent — noun (textiles) A substance applied to a textile to prevent its becoming charged with static electricity by friction during processing or wear • • • Main Entry: ↑antistatic …   Useful english dictionary


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