antibacterial :

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  • n  any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
  • a  destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth

  • Unlike antibiotics, which are either found in nature or mimic the action of natural substances, antibacterial soaps contain triclosan and other synthetic chemicals that .
  • Still others cite the hygiene hypothesis the idea that more and more parents are oversanitizing their kids with antibacterial agents, causing their immune systems to become .
  • We put filters on faucets, install air ionizers in our homes and lather ourselves with antibacterial soap.
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  • Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou in
    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."
  • Aggie MacKenzie in Glasgow Daily Record
    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...

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