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1. antimicrobic

noun. an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.

Synonyms

  • cetrimide
  • germicide
  • agent
  • antimicrobial
  • sodium hypochlorite

Antonyms

  • unwholesome
  • unsanitary
  • infective
  • unmedicinal

Etymology

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

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2. antimicrobic

adjective. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.

Synonyms

  • antimicrobial

Antonyms

  • septic
  • special agent

Etymology

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