Definitions for antibioticˌæn tɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, -bi-, ˌæn ti-, -taɪ-
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antibiotic, antibiotic drug(adj)
a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
"when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
of or relating to antibiotic drugs
any chemical substance having therapeutically useful antibacterial or antifungal activity; -- used commonly but loosely for synthetic as well as natural antimicrobial agents.
having antimicrobial activity; capable of killing microbes.
Any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms.
Of or relating to antibiotics.
Origin: From antibiotique, coined in 1889 by P. Vuillemin from anti- and biotique, from βιωτικός (from βίος, from gʷeih₃w-), perhaps influenced by ἀντίϐιος
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There may be limits to what antibiotic stewardship can do.
Smoking status alone should n’t be a reason to increase antibiotic rates.
If your life has not already been touched by an antibiotic resistant disease, it probably will be at some point.
Cubist is a company that built itself into an antibiotic power when bigger companies were getting out the business.
The risk-benefit calculation [of many medical procedures] could be altered if the rise in antibiotic resistance continues.
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- مضاد حيويArabic
- antibiòticCatalan, Valencian
- antibiotikum, antibiotickýCzech
- antibiotisch, AntibiotikumGerman
- antibioottinen, antibioottiFinnish
- प्रतिजैविक, एंटीबायोटिक दवाओंHindi
- ანტიბიოტიკი, ანტიბიოტიკურიGeorgian
- 항생물질, 항생제Korean
- антибиотик, антибиотскиMacedonian
- antibiotikum, antibiotiskNorwegian
- антибиоти́ческий, антибиотикRussian
- kháng sinh, trụ sinhVietnamese
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