[ an-tee-bak-teer-ee-uhl, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti bækˈtɪər i əl, ˌæn taɪ- /
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria: a full line of antibacterial hand lotions, deodorants, and foot powders.
an antibacterial product, as a hand or dish soap, a mouthwash, an aerosol cleaner, or an antibiotic: Sorry, but none of these antibacterials is going to kill your cold virus.
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Example sentences from the Web for antibacterial
His parents daub it with anti-bacterial cream, hoping to prevent infection.
Another property which may be possessed by an anti-bacterial (b) Agglutination.
British Dictionary definitions for antibacterial
/ (ˌæntɪbækˈtɪərɪəl) /
effective against bacteria
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Medical definitions for antibacterial
[ ăn′tē-băk-tîr′ē-əl, ăn′tī- ]
Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Other words from antibacterialan′ti•bac•te′ri•al n.
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