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1. antibacterial

noun. ['ˌæntiːbækˈtɪriːəl'] any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth.

Synonyms

  • medicinal drug
  • medication
  • dapsone
  • medicament
  • Achromycin
  • nitrofurantoin
  • antibiotic
  • sulfonamide
  • INH
  • sulpha
  • Nydrazid
  • azithromycin
  • Rimactane
  • antibiotic drug
  • crystal violet
  • methenamine
  • Rifadin
  • isoniazid
  • Macrodantin
  • hexachlorophene
  • Mandelamine
  • nalidixic acid
  • Urex
  • rifampin
  • Neosporin
  • Dynapen
  • sulfa
  • antibacterial drug
  • sulfa drug
  • tetracycline
  • medicine
  • gentian violet
  • bactericide
  • dicloxacillin
  • Zithromax

Antonyms

  • over-the-counter medicine
  • over-the-counter drug
  • prescription drug

Etymology

  • anti- (English)
  • ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • bacterial (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Antibacterial

  • biomaterial
  • managerial
  • immaterial
  • venereal
  • material
  • imperial
  • arterial
  • ethereal
  • serial
  • cereal

How do you pronounce antibacterial?

Pronounce antibacterial as ˌæntibækˈtɪriəl.

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Example sentences of the word antibacterial


1. Adjective
If the condition is an eye infection, it is treated with an antibacterial eye drop.

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