Meaning of “antiviral” in the English Dictionary

"antiviral" in British English

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antiviraladjective

uk /ˌæn.tiˈvaɪə.rəl/ us /ˌæn.t̬iˈvaɪ.rəl/

An antiviral drug or treatment is used to cure an infection or disease caused by a virus:

an antiviral agent/drug

antiviralnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.tiˈvaɪə.rəl/ us /ˌæn.t̬iˈvaɪ.rəl/

an antiviral drug

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

"antiviral" in Business English

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antiviraladjective

uk /ˌæntiˈvaɪrəl/ us

protecting against viruses that attack the body:

Relenza is an antiviral drug produced by GlaxoSmithKline.

(Definition of “antiviral” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)