anti-infective

adjective
an·​ti-in·​fec·​tive | \ ˌan-tē-in-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce anti-infective (audio) , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of anti-infective

: used to prevent or treat infection anti-infective medications

Other Words from anti-infective

anti-infective noun
oral and topical anti-infectives

First Known Use of anti-infective

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-infective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-infective. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for anti-infective

anti-infective

adjective
an·​ti-in·​fec·​tive | \ -in-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce anti-infective (audio) \

Medical Definition of anti-infective

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: used against or tending to counteract or prevent infection anti-infective agents

anti-infective

noun

Medical Definition of anti-infective (Entry 2 of 2)

: an anti-infective agent

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