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antimicrobial

[an-tee-mahy-kroh-bee-uh l, an-tahy‐] /ˌæn ti maɪˈkroʊ bi əl, ˌæn taɪ‐/
adjective
1.
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.
noun
2.
an antimicrobial agent, as a drug.
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antimicrobial

/ˌæntɪmaɪˈkrəʊbɪəl/
adjective
1.
capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microbes
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anti microbial in Medicine

antimicrobial an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al (ān'tē-mī-krō'bē-əl, ān'tī-) or an·ti·mi·cro·bic (-bĭk)
adj.
Tending to destroy microbes, prevent their development, or inhibit their pathogenic action.

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