[an-tee-bak-teer-ee-uh l, an-tahy-]
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
hygienic, sterile, clean, antibiotic, prophylactic, disinfectant, aseptic, pure, sanitary, bactericidal, medicated, unpolluted
Origin of antibacterial
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Historical Examples of antibacterial
effective against bacteria
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Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
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