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Meaning of “antibiotic” - Learner’s Dictionary

antibiotic

noun [C]     /ˌæntibaɪˈɒtɪk/ US  /ˌæntaɪ-/
a medicine that cures infections by destroying harmful bacteria: [usually plural] He is on antibiotics for an ear infection.Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
Translations of “antibiotic”
in Arabic مُضادّ حَيَويّ…
in Korean 항생제…
in Malaysian antibiotik…
in French antibiotique…
in Turkish antibiyotik…
in Italian antibiotico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抗生素,抗菌素…
in Russian антибиотик…
in Polish antybiotyk…
in Vietnamese thuốc kháng sinh…
in Spanish antibiótico…
in Portuguese antibiótico…
in Thai ยาปฏิชีวนะ…
in German das Antibiotikum…
in Catalan antibiòtic…
in Japanese 抗生物質, 抗生剤…
in Indonesian pembunuh bakteri, antibiotik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抗生素,抗菌素…
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