antibacterial definition

  • adjective:
    • Destroying or inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms.
    • Killing or suppressing bacteria
    • killing or inhibiting the development of micro-organisms; -- applied also to serum for defense against microbial diseases.
    • Opposed to the microbial concept of condition.
    • destroying germs or suppressing their particular growth
    • Destroying or inhibiting the rise of bacteria.
    • Killing or inhibiting germs
    • killing or suppressing the rise of bacteria; -- applied also to serum for defense against bacterial conditions.
    • in opposition to the microbial concept of condition.
    • destroying micro-organisms or suppressing their particular development
  • noun:
    • A drug getting the effect of killing or inhibiting micro-organisms.
    • a chemical compound which kills or prevents the development of micro-organisms.
    • any medicine that destroys germs or prevents their particular growth
    • A drug getting the aftereffect of killing or suppressing germs.
    • a chemical substance which kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria.
    • any drug that ruins micro-organisms or inhibits their growth
  • others:
    • in opposition to the idea that one conditions are due to the presence of micro-organisms.
    • Preventing the action or growth of germs.
    • in opposition to the theory that particular diseases tend to be due to the current presence of micro-organisms.
    • avoiding the action or improvement micro-organisms.

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