[an-tee-bak-teer-ee-uh l, an-tahy-]
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
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hygienic, sterile, clean, antibiotic, prophylactic, disinfectant, aseptic, pure, sanitary, bactericidal, medicated, unpolluted
Origin of antibacterial
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Contemporary Examples of anti-bacterial
His parents daub it with anti-bacterial cream, hoping to prevent infection.Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Bordering on Disaster
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Historical Examples of anti-bacterial
Another property which may be possessed by an anti-bacterial (b) Agglutination.
effective against bacteria
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Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
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