Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "antimalarial" []

  • Preventing or relieving the symptoms of malaria. (adjective)
  • A drug used to treat malaria. (noun)

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 "antimalarial" in a sentence
  • "These discoveries led to the successful production of certain antimalarial drugs (they are reported in numerous scientific papers, mainly in the Journal of the Chemical Society)."
  • "Travelers who may be at risk for malaria during their trip can take antimalarial drugs prior to travel and can learn more about ways to protect themselves on their trip."
  • "In fact there seems to be growing interest in it because it can be readily cultivated and seems to offer the possibility as a source of new drugs with anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, hepatoprotective, and anti-cancer applications."