Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An agent that destroys bacteria.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A substance that has the property of destroying bacteria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) Same as germicide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any substance that kills bacteria, especially one that is otherwise harmless.

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

  • noun any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
  • noun any chemical agent that destroys bacteria

Etymologies

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bacterium +‎ -cide

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