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English definition of “antibacterial”

antibacterial

adjective     /ˌæn.ti.bækˈtɪə.ri.əl/ US  /-t̬i.bækˈtɪr.i-/
intended to kill or reduce the harmful effects of bacteria especially when used on the skin: an antibacterial facial washPreventing infection
(Definition of antibacterial adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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