antibacterial meaning

[ ˌæntibæk'tiəriəl ]   "antibacterial" in a sentence
Adjective: antibacterial  `anteebak'ti(u)reeul
  1. Destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth
Noun: antibacterial  `anteebak'ti(u)reeul
  1. Any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
    - antibacterial drug, bactericide

Derived forms: antibacterials

See also: bacterial

Type of: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Encyclopedia: Antibacterial

n : an antibacterial agent
adj : directed or effective against bacteria


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  1. antibiotics are somewhat selective in their antibacterial actions.
  2. the most obvious use for antibacterial fabrics is in hospital sheets and towels.
  3. penicillin and magnamycin had continued antibacterial activity over a period of 7 days.
  4. the antibacterial activity of sulfonamide-quinoneimines
  5. antimildew and antibacterial techniques for silk textiles

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