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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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Examples from the web for antimicrobial
  • It is treated with antimicrobial drugs, such as antibiotics.
  • If purchasing a unit with an antimicrobial filter, ask the retailer to replace it with an untreated electrostatic filter.
  • At such small sizes, silver can have antimicrobial properties.
  • Modern antimicrobial agents are available to treat scores of infectious diseases.
  • Honey is also known to have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
  • Agriculture information related to antimicrobial pesticides.
  • Resistance to antimicrobial agents is an emerging problem worldwide.
British Dictionary definitions for antimicrobial

antimicrobial

/ˌæntɪmaɪˈkrəʊbɪəl/
adjective
1.
capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microbes
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antimicrobial 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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