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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

Etymologies

bacterium +‎ -cide (Wiktionary)

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