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Adjective: antimicrobial  ,an-tee,mI'krow-bee-ul
  1. Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
    - antimicrobic
Noun: antimicrobial  ,an-tee,mI'krow-bee-ul
  1. An agent (as heat, radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
    - disinfectant, germicide, antimicrobic

Derived forms: antimicrobials

See also: healthful

Type of: agent

Encyclopedia: Antimicrobial