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broad-spectrum

[brawd-spek-truh m] /ˈbrɔdˈspɛk trəm/
adjective
1.
Pharmacology. noting an antibiotic effective against a wide range of organisms.
2.
having a wide range of uses.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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broad-spectrum

noun
1.
(modifier) effective against a wide variety of diseases or microorganisms: a broad-spectrum antibiotic
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