antimicrobic

Definitions of antimicrobic
  1. adjective
    capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
    synonyms: antimicrobial
    healthful
    conducive to good health of body or mind
  2. noun
    an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
    synonyms: antimicrobial, disinfectant, germicide
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    types:
    cetrimide
    a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
    sodium hypochlorite
    an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
    Javel water, Javelle water, eau de Javelle
    an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite
    type of:
    agent
    a substance that exerts some force or effect
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