Antipersonnel (adjective)

Designed to be used against people rather than equipment.

Origin:

From the latin anti ("against") + personnel, from the idea that antipersonnel weapons are intended to be used against people rather than equipment.

Examples:

  1. Antipersonnel mines are a serious threat to civilians in war zones.
  2. The use of antipersonnel weapons is banned by many international treaties.
  3. The weapon was designed as an antipersonnel measure, it was not intended to damage buildings.
  4. The antipersonnel bomb was designed to kill or maim as many people as possible.
  5. The military was criticized for using antipersonnel weapons in the civilian populated area.
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