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noun Pharmacology.
  1. any substance capable of killing bacteria.
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Origin of bactericide

First recorded in 1880–85; bacteri- + -cide
Related formsbac·te·ri·cid·al, adjectivebac·te·ri·cid·al·ly, adverb
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Related Words for bactericide

disinfectant, preservative, prophylactic, purifier, detergent, preventative, germicide, sterilizer, bactericide, preventive

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  • Ink as a bactericide is less known, but worth consideration.


    Axel Munthe

British Dictionary definitions for bactericide


  1. a substance able to destroy bacteria
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Derived Formsbactericidal, adjective
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