anti-, ant-

(Greek: against, opposed to, preventive; used as a prefix)

Don't confuse this anti- ("against, preventive") with the anti- which means "before".

antibrachial
antibromic
1. A deodorant or any deodorizing agent.
2. Deodorizing.
antibubonic
Good or used against bubonic plague; such as, antibubonic serum, obtained from immunized horses.

Antibubonic vaccine, a sterilized bouillon culture of the plague bacillus; antibubonic measures.

antichronical
antichthon
1. A hypothetical earth which is counter to ours, or that is on the opposite side of the sun.
2. Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres.
antichthones
1. Hypothetical earths which are opposite to ours, or that are on the opposite side of the sun.
2. Referring to inhabitants of opposite hemispheres.
anticlimactic
anticlimax
anticlinal
1. A reference to an upward fold of stratified rock in which the sides slope down and away from the crest; the oldest rocks are i the center, and the youngest rocks are on the outside.
2. Sloping downward from a common crest in opposite directions, as in an anticline 3. An arch-shaped fold in rock in which rock layers are upwardly convex.

The oldest rock layers form the core of the fold, and outward from the core progressively younger rocks occur.

Anticlines form many excellent hydrocarbon traps, particularly in folds with reservoir-quality rocks in their core and impermeable seals in the outer layers of the fold.

A syncline is the opposite type of fold, having downwardly convex layers with young rocks in the core.

anticline
1. Forming a ridge in which strata lean against each other, inclining in opposite directions.
2. An upward fold of stratified rock in which the sides slope down and away from the crest; the oldest rocks are in the center, and the youngest rocks are on the outside.

Oil may occur in the crest of anticlines.

anticoagulant
A medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood.
anti-collision (s) (noun), anti-collisions (pl)
1. A general term used to cover methods of preventing radio waves from one device from interfering with radio waves from another. Anti-collision algorithms are also used to read more than one tag in the same reader's field.
2. A technique for keeping radio waves from interfering with one another, especially in the case of reading more than one tag in the same reader's field as with a stack of books.
anticontagious (adjective), more anticontagious, most anticontagious
1. Not transmissible by direct or indirect contact; not communicable: "Devin used an antiseptic on his hands to provide an anticontagious condition."
2. The prevention of transmitting a disease by bodily contact: "As a nurse in the hospital, Sonja and other nurses, took anticontagious precautions as much as possible to avoid spreading diseases from one patient to another one."
anticonvulsive (s), anticonvulsives (pl) (nouns)
Relieving or preventing convulsion.
anticorrosive (s) (noun), anticorrosives (pl)
An agent that stops or prevents the process of damaging or destroying metals or other materials.