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an·ti·vi·ral

 (ăn′tē-vī′rəl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
1. Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of viruses.
2. Computers
a. Of or relating to antivirus software.
b. Eliminating or inhibiting the effectiveness of viruses.
n.
An antiviral drug.

antiviral

(ˌæntɪˈvaɪrəl)
adj
(Medicine) inhibiting the growth of viruses
n
(Pharmacology) any antiviral drug: used to treat diseases caused by viruses, such as herpes infections and AIDS
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiviral - any drug that destroys virusesantiviral - any drug that destroys viruses  
DDC, dideoxycytosine, zalcitabine - an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
DDI, didanosine, dideoxyinosine - an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
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
ribavirin, Virazole - an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections
Adj.1.antiviral - inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses
Translations
antivíricaantivíricoantivirus

an·ti·vi·ral

a. antivirósico-a, antiviral, que detiene la acción de un virus.

antiviral

adj & n antiviral m
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