antibacterial drug

antibacterial drug
any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
Syn: ↑antibacterial, ↑bactericide
Derivationally related forms: ↑bactericidal (for: ↑bactericide)
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug

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