from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Killing or inhibiting bacteria
- n. A drug having the effect of killing or inhibiting bacteria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria; -- applied also to serum for protection against bacterial diseases.
- adj. Opposed to the bacterial theory of disease.
- n. a chemical substance which kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Opposed to the theory that certain diseases are caused by the presence of bacteria.
- Preventing the action or development of bacteria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth
- n. any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
anti- + bacterial (Wiktionary)