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antibiotic

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adjective an·ti·bi·ot·ic \ˌan-tē-bī-ˈä-tik, -ˌtī-; -bē-ˈä-\

Definition of antibiotic

  1. 1 :  tending to prevent, inhibit, or destroy life

  2. 2 :  of or relating to antibiotics or to antibiosis

an·ti·bi·ot·i·cal·lyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1891

First Known Use of antibiotic

1891

Rhymes with antibiotic


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antibiotic

noun an·ti·bi·ot·ic

Simple Definition of antibiotic

  • medical : a drug that is used to kill harmful bacteria and to cure infections

Full Definition of antibiotic

  1. :  a substance produced by or a semisynthetic substance derived from a microorganism and able in dilute solution to inhibit or kill another microorganism

1943

First Known Use of antibiotic

1943


ANTIBIOTIC Defined for Kids

antibiotic

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noun an·ti·bi·ot·ic \ˌan-ti-bī-ˈä-tik\

Definition of antibiotic

  1. :  a substance produced by living things and especially by bacteria and fungi that is used to kill or prevent the growth of harmful germs





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