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anti-infective

[ an-tee-in-fek-tiv, an-tahy- ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a substance used in the treatment of an infection.


noun

  1. any such substance, as bacitracin.

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Other Words From

  • anti-in·fective·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anti-infective1

First recorded in 1840–45

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