an·​ti·​di·​a·​bet·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-ˌdī-ə-ˈbe-tik How to pronounce antidiabetic (audio) , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of antidiabetic

: tending to relieve diabetes drugs with antidiabetic properties

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from antidiabetic

antidiabetic noun
oral antidiabetics

Examples of antidiabetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were shifted to oral antidiabetic drugs, and have been managing like this for more than two months now. Megan Molteni, Wired, "A Global Data Effort Probes Whether Covid Causes Diabetes," 7 Oct. 2020 The mussels also contained four kinds of synthetic surfactants -- the chemicals found in detergents and cleaning products -- seven kinds of antibiotics, five types of antidepressants, more than one antidiabetic drug and one chemotherapy agent. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Mussels in Washington's Puget Sound test positive for opioids, other drugs," 25 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'antidiabetic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of antidiabetic

1854, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about antidiabetic

Time Traveler for antidiabetic

Time Traveler

The first known use of antidiabetic was in 1854

See more words from the same year

Statistics for antidiabetic

Last Updated

13 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Antidiabetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for antidiabetic


an·​ti·​di·​a·​bet·​ic | \ -ˌdī-ə-ˈbet-ik How to pronounce antidiabetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antidiabetic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an antidiabetic drug



Medical Definition of antidiabetic (Entry 2 of 2)

: tending to relieve diabetes antidiabetic drugs

Comments on antidiabetic

What made you want to look up antidiabetic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!