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an·ti·bac·te·ri·al

 (ăn′tē-băk-tîr′ē-əl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
n.
An antibacterial substance.

an′ti·bac·te′ri·al n.

antibacterial

(ˌæntɪbækˈtɪərɪəl)
adj
effective against bacteria

an•ti•bac•te•ri•al

(ˌæn ti bækˈtɪər i əl, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antibacterial - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growthantibacterial - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
azithromycin, Zithromax - a systemic antibacterial medicine (trade name Zithromax) that is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body
dapsone - antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
dicloxacillin, Dynapen - antibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin
hexachlorophene - antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste
INH, isoniazid, Nydrazid - antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Mandelamine, methenamine, Urex - antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections
nalidixic acid, NegGram - antibacterial agent used especially to treat genitourinary infections
Neosporin - trade name for a topical drug containing several antibacterials; used as an ointment for skin irritations and in the form of eyedrops for minor eye infections
Macrodantin, nitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
Rifadin, rifampin, Rimactane - an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis
sulfa, sulfa drug, sulfonamide, sulpha - antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA
Achromycin, tetracycline - an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
Adj.1.antibacterial - destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth
Translations
antibakteriellAntibakterium
抗菌性
항균성항균제

antibacterial

adj antibacteriano
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