microbe microbe  /ˈmaɪ ˌkroʊb/


  • (n) a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use



  1. Green Room Japan's pavilion, built with recycled materials, had solar air conditioning, geothermal heat and microbe-powered fuel cells.
  2. In the vast world of potential Internet viruses and worms, Code Red is a grade Z microbe.
  3. In the process, the microbe-resistant agent is bonded to the rock so the countertop has a germ-fighting property when cut, shaped or even chipped.



  1. "Anwar al-Awlaki is like a virus produced by the body wanting to fight a microbe," said Taj el-Din al-Hilaly, condemning the sermon, which was delivered at his mosque by phone link from Yemen.
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: Sheik Alhilali Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "World powers have created a black and dirty microbe named the Zionist regime and have unleashed it like a savage animal on the nations of the region," Ahmadinejad told a rally in the southern city of Bandar Abbas broadcast on state television.
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: AFP

  3. "Illnesses that come from animals are one of the greatest threats to the survival of the human race that we know. We can't predict when a new microbe is going to come along, and we can't predict what form it will take," Nabarro said.
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: David Nabarro Source: International Herald Tribune

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