qThe ideal guide to choosing the right word. Entries go beyond the word lists of a thesaurus, explaining important differences between synonyms. Provides over 17, 000 usage examples. Lists antonyms and related words.qA bactericide is a germicide that destroys all kinds of bacteria (but does not necessarily kill bacterial spores). ... The same distinctions hold for the corresponding adjectives antiseptic, germicidal, bactericidal, disinfectant. antisocial asocial, *unsocial ... with reference to the tip or top point of a cone, a pyramid, or a conic section that a fundamental difference in aphorism implications is often ignored.
|Title||:||Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms|
|Publisher||:||Merriam-Webster - 1984-01-01|