from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent that destroys bacteria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any substance that kills bacteria, especially one that is otherwise harmless.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as germicide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance that has the property of destroying bacteria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
- n. any chemical agent that destroys bacteria
These have the advantage over mineral oil of much greater fire resistance and lower cost and over plain water in that the 5% component provides corrosion protection, and a bactericide, which means that stainless steel components are not required, and that maintenance of the fluid is easier.
My local gym has instructed all members to wipe the surfaces of machines down after use – fair enough, with this pink bactericide stuff, till i pointed out that flu is caused by a virus, not a bacteria
The people need to be wise to know what Gram stain to identify them and which most effective bactericide to use.
Long term manipulation of the microbes and microfauna of two subarctic heaths by addition of fungicide, bactericide, carbon and fertilizer.
Scientists at the University of Kiel have announced the discovery of a protein that has new bactericide potential.
Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) is used as a bactericide and algicide in water and wastewater treatment, and as an oxidant in organic chemical synthesis.
Vinegar was plentiful, as well as cheap, and served as a natural bactericide, enhancing food safety while adding flavor and masking off tastes.
These two compound together represent the "free available chlorine" and are a powerful bactericide; if ammonia is present in the water chloramines will be formed, the type of which depends on the water's pH and its ammonia concentration.
Davaine has shown that iodine is a strong bactericide.
Amongst the chemical salts of such scientific nutrition may, or may not, be found the famous "Vitamines," long sought of science; but what they certainly do supply is the electro-magnetic energy, the impulse of growth and vital function, the secret of bactericide blood and its power of circulation.
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