Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms: antimicrobial drugs.

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  • adj. tending to destroy or capable of destroying microbes
  • adj. inhibiting the growth of microbes
  • adj. preventing or counteracting the pathogenic action of microbes
  • n. an agent that destroys microbes, inhibits their growth, or prevents or counteracts their pathogenic action

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
  • n. an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

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