an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
Derivationally related forms: ↑antimicrobial (for: ↑antimicrobial), ↑germicidal (for: ↑germicide), ↑disinfectant (for: ↑disinfectant), ↑disinfect (for: ↑disinfectant)
Hypernyms: ↑agent
Hyponyms: ↑cetrimide, ↑sodium hypochlorite
capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
Syn: ↑antimicrobial
Similar to: ↑healthful
Derivationally related forms: ↑antimicrobial (for: ↑antimicrobial)

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