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Definition of "bactericide" []

  • An agent that destroys bacteria. (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 "bactericide" in a sentence
  • "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."