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English definition of “antibiotic”

antibiotic

noun [C]  /ˌænt·i·bɑɪˈɑt̬·ɪk, ˌæn·tɑɪ-/ us  
a medicine or chemical that can destroy harmful bacteria in the body or limit their growth: I’m taking an antibiotic for a throat infection.
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