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antibioticnoun [C]

 us   /ˌænt·i·bɑɪˈɑt̬·ɪk, ˌæn·tɑɪ-/
a medicine or chemical that can destroy harmful bacteria in the body or limit their growth: I’m taking an antibiotic for a throat infection.
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antibioticnoun [C]

uk   /ˌæn.ti.baɪˈɒt.ɪk/  us   /ˌæn.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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Translations of “antibiotic”
in Korean 항생제…
in Arabic مُضادّ حَيَويّ…
in Malaysian antibiotik…
in French antibiotique…
in Russian антибиотик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抗生素,抗菌素…
in Italian antibiotico…
in Turkish antibiyotik…
in Polish antybiotyk…
in Spanish antibiótico…
in Vietnamese thuốc kháng sinh…
in Portuguese antibiótico…
in Thai ยาปฏิชีวนะ…
in German das Antibiotikum…
in Catalan antibiòtic…
in Japanese 抗生物質, 抗生剤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抗生素,抗菌素…
in Indonesian pembunuh bakteri, antibiotik…
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