antibioticnoun [ C ]uk /ˌæn.ti.baɪˈɒt.ɪk/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.baɪˈɑː.t̬ɪk/
a one-month course of antibiotics
- My doctor's put me on a course of antibiotics and I have to stay off work for a week.
- Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics.
- The drugs company are trying to develop a new type of antibiotic.
- In those days doctors gave out antibiotics to patients all the time, so they became less effective.
- The first antibiotic to be discovered was penicillin.