antimicrobial definition

  • adjective:
    • with the capacity of destroying or suppressing the development of microorganisms: antimicrobial medications.
    • looking after destroy or effective at destroying microbes
    • inhibiting the growth of microbes
    • stopping or counteracting the pathogenic action of microbes
    • with the capacity of destroying or suppressing the development of disease-causing microorganisms
    • effective at destroying or suppressing the development of microorganisms: antimicrobial medicines.
    • tending to destroy or capable of destroying microbes
    • suppressing the rise of microbes
    • stopping or counteracting the pathogenic action of microbes
    • capable of destroying or suppressing the rise of disease-causing microorganisms
  • noun:
    • an agent that destroys microbes, prevents their particular growth, or prevents or counteracts their particular pathogenic activity
    • a representative (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that ruins microorganisms that might carry condition
    • a representative that destroys microbes, prevents their development, or stops or counteracts their pathogenic activity
    • an agent (as temperature or radiation or a chemical) that ruins microorganisms that might carry infection

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