What does antibiotic mean?

Definitions for antibioticˌæn tɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, -bi-, ˌæn ti-, -taɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. antibiotic(adj)

    of or relating to antibiotic drugs

GCIDE

  1. antibiotic(n.)

    any chemical substance having therapeutically useful antibacterial or antifungal activity; -- used commonly but loosely for synthetic as well as natural antimicrobial agents.

  2. antibiotic(adj.)

    having antimicrobial activity; capable of killing microbes.

Wiktionary

  1. antibiotic(Noun)

    Any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms.

  2. antibiotic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to antibiotics.

  3. Origin: From antibiotique, coined in 1889 by P. Vuillemin from anti- and biotique, from βιωτικός (from βίος, from gʷeih₃w-), perhaps influenced by ἀντίϐιος

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antibiotic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antibiotic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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