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English definition of “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
(Definition of antibiotic from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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