antibacterial antibacterial  /ˌæn ti bæk ˈtɪ ri əl/


  1. (n) any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
  2. (adj) destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth



  1. We put filters on faucets, install air ionizers in our homes and lather ourselves with antibacterial soap.
  2. Although recent studies have found no difference in the effectiveness of alcohol-based gels, antibacterial soaps or plain soap and water, my vote still goes to the alcohol gels.
  3. The rise of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria like MRSA can be attributed largely to our increasing use and misuse of antibacterial drugs.


  1. New Bentley Brushware Range with Microban Antibacterial Technology to be Sold in Major German Chains

    A new range of household cleaning equipment from Bentley Brushware using advanced antibacterial technology from Microban is being launched into a number of well-known German superm
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. HIV-derived antibacterial shows promise against drug-resistant bacteria

    Scientists have developed antibacterial compounds, derived from the outer coating of HIV, that could be potential treatments for drug-resistant bacterial infections and appear to avoid generating resistance.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Long Range Systems Launches Antibacterial Guest Pager

    SafeTouch pager prevents spread of germs by killing them on contact. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. "The described chemistry," says Nicolaou, "sets the stage for the synthesis of designed analogues for structure-activity relationship studies in the search for new antibacterial agents."
    on Oct 11, 2006 By: Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou Source:

  2. "It's not being a nanny state to remind people," says Aggie. "I think it's to do with all these antibacterial sprays, we think if we squish them around then everything is fine but actually you need to really get back to basics and hand...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Aggie MacKenzie Source: Glasgow Daily Record

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