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Definition of "antimicrobial" [antimicrobial]

  • Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms: antimicrobial drugs. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antimicrobial" in a sentence
  • "The fabric is treated with Sanitized┬« to give long-term antimicrobial protection, hypo-allergenic and anti-odour effect."
  • "Drugmakers have tried to bottle their power, but the compounds, known as antimicrobial peptides, have proven to be poor drugs."
  • "Antibiotics, also known as antimicrobial drugs, are drugs that fight infections caused by bacteria."