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antibacterial

[an-tee-bak-teer-ee-uh l, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti bækˈtɪər i əl, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Origin of antibacterial
1895-1900
1895-1900; anti- + bacterial
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  • They climbed up the ladder and said nothing as the airlock went through its cycle and the antibacterial spray covered them.

    The Judas Valley Gerald Vance
  • Hence the immunity may be antibacterial or antitoxic or both.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
British Dictionary definitions for antibacterial

antibacterial

/ˌæntɪbækˈtɪərɪəl/
adjective
1.
effective against bacteria
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antibacterial in Medicine

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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