anti-infective

adjective

an·​ti-in·​fec·​tive ˌan-tē-in-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce anti-infective (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: used to prevent or treat infection
anti-infective medications
anti-infective noun
oral and topical anti-infectives

Examples of anti-infective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The products the factory produces include anesthesia, painkillers, therapeutics, anti-infectives and muscle relaxants. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 21 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-infective was in 1844

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“Anti-infective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-infective. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

anti-infective

1 of 2 adjective
an·​ti-in·​fec·​tive -in-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce anti-infective (audio)
: used against or tending to counteract or prevent infection
anti-infective agents

anti-infective

2 of 2 noun
: an anti-infective agent
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