an·​ti·​di·​a·​bet·​ic ˌan-tē-ˌdī-ə-ˈbe-tik How to pronounce antidiabetic (audio)
: tending to relieve diabetes
drugs with antidiabetic properties
antidiabetic noun
oral antidiabetics

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Inthis 2013 study, researchers found taking 500mg to 5,000mg of bitter melon per day could lead to antidiabetic effects – including support for blood sugar. Brian Robinson, Discover Magazine, 21 Oct. 2022 The spice has antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidiabetic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2020 While its fruit is the most popular part, the tea made from its leaves are known to have antidiabetic and antioxidant effects. Meagan Jordan, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2022 They were shifted to oral antidiabetic drugs, and have been managing like this for more than two months now. Megan Molteni, Wired, 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, 25 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antidiabetic was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Antidiabetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
an·​ti·​di·​a·​bet·​ic -ˌdī-ə-ˈbet-ik How to pronounce antidiabetic (audio)
: an antidiabetic drug


2 of 2 adjective
: tending to relieve diabetes
antidiabetic drugs
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