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antibiotic

noun [C] uk   /ˌæn.ti.baɪˈɒt.ɪk/  us   /-t̬i.baɪˈɑː.t̬ɪk/
C2 a medicine or chemical that can destroy harmful bacteria in the body or limit their growth: I'm taking antibiotics for a throat infection. a one-month course of antibiotics Some types of antibiotic are used to promote growth in farm animals. He's on antibiotics for an ear infection.
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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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