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"antibiotic" in British English

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antibioticnoun [C]

uk   /ˌæn.ti.baɪˈɒt.ɪk/  us   /-t̬i.baɪˈɑː.t̬ɪk/
C2 a ​medicine or ​chemical that can ​destroyharmfulbacteria in the ​body or ​limittheirgrowth: I'm taking antibiotics for a ​throatinfection. a one-month course of antibiotics Some ​types of antibiotic are used to ​promotegrowth in ​farmanimals. He's on antibiotics for an ​earinfection.

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

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antibioticnoun [C]

 us   /ˌænt·i·bɑɪˈɑt̬·ɪk, ˌæn·tɑɪ-/
a ​medicine or ​chemical that can ​destroyharmfulbacteria in the ​body or ​limittheirgrowth: I’m taking an antibiotic for a ​throatinfection.
(Definition of antibiotic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “antibiotic”
in Korean 항생제…
in Arabic مُضادّ حَيَويّ…
in Malaysian antibiotik…
in French antibiotique…
in Russian антибиотик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抗生素,抗菌素…
in Italian antibiotico…
in Turkish antibiyotik…
in Polish antybiotyk…
in Spanish antibiótico…
in Vietnamese thuốc kháng sinh…
in Portuguese antibiótico…
in Thai ยาปฏิชีวนะ…
in German das Antibiotikum…
in Catalan antibiòtic…
in Japanese 抗生物質, 抗生剤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抗生素,抗菌素…
in Indonesian pembunuh bakteri, antibiotik…
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