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1. antiviral

noun. ['ˌæntiːˈvaɪrəl'] any drug that destroys viruses.

Synonyms

  • medicinal drug
  • medication
  • PI
  • medicament
  • DDC
  • antiviral drug
  • dideoxycytosine
  • interferon
  • reverse transcriptase inhibitor
  • antiviral agent
  • zalcitabine
  • didanosine
  • DDI
  • medicine
  • dideoxyinosine
  • ddI
  • Virazole
  • protease inhibitor
  • ribavirin

Antonyms

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

Etymology

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

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Words that Rhyme with Antiviral

  • spiral
  • tyrell
  • byrle
  • beyerle

Example sentences of the word antiviral


1. Adjective
Lysine has antiviral properties and blocks the manufacture of arginine proteins in the body.

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