[ mahy-kroh-buh-sahyd ]

  1. a substance or preparation for killing microbes.

Origin of microbicide

First recorded in 1880–85; microbe + -i- + -cide

Other words from microbicide

  • mi·cro·bi·cid·al, adjective

Words Nearby microbicide

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use microbicide in a sentence

  • The result is, that you avoid going out at all, and when you are compelled to go, you take a double dose of microbicide.