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1. Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of viruses.
a. Of or relating to antivirus software.
b. Eliminating or inhibiting the effectiveness of viruses.
An antiviral drug.
(Medicine) inhibiting the growth of viruses
(Pharmacology) any antiviral drug: used to treat diseases caused by viruses, such as herpes infections and AIDS
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|Noun||1.||antiviral - any drug that destroys viruses |
interferon - an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
protease inhibitor, PI - an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs
reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug that inhibits the action of reverse transcriptase in retroviruses such as HIV
|Adj.||1.||antiviral - inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses|