antibacterial

[an-tee-bak-teer-ee-uhl, an-tahy-]
adjective
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

Origin:
1895–1900; anti- + bacterial

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antibacterial (ˌæntɪbækˈtɪərɪəl)
 
adj
effective against bacteria

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antibacterial an·ti·bac·te·ri·al (ān'tē-bāk-tǐr'ē-əl, ān'tī-)
adj.
Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.


an'ti·bac·te'ri·al n.
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Example sentences
Never leave home without antibacterial wipes, sunblock, and flip-flops.
Half of a group of participants wiped their hands and a computer keyboard they
  were using with antibacterial wipes.
Their presence appears to stimulate wound healing as well as offer an
  antibacterial effect to infected skin.
Organisms resistant to antibacterial agents have been found on meat and meat
  products.
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