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What is "Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal" - Definition & Explanation

Properties given to textile materials using additives to eliminate or prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. Usually, the additives remain after initial washing but may be washed out over a period of time.

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