Meaning of “antibacterial” in the English Dictionary

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"antibacterial" in British English

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antibacterialadjective

uk /ˌæn.ti.bækˈtɪə.ri.əl/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.bækˈtɪr.i.əl/

intended to kill or reduce the harmful effects of bacteria especially when used on the skin:

an antibacterial facial wash

(Definition of “antibacterial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)