antimicrobial

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See also: anti-microbial

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anti- +‎ microbial

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antimicrobial (not comparable)

  1. (pharmacology) tending to destroy or capable of destroying microbes
  2. (pharmacology) inhibiting the growth of microbes
  3. (pharmacology) preventing or counteracting the pathogenic action of microbes

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Noun[edit]

antimicrobial (plural antimicrobials)

  1. an agent that destroys microbes, inhibits their growth, or prevents or counteracts their pathogenic action

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