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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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