• WordNet 3.6
    • adj antibacterial destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth
    • n antibacterial any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Antibacterial (Med) killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria; -- applied also to serum for protection against bacterial diseases.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antibacterial Opposed to the theory that certain diseases are caused by the presence of bacteria.
    • antibacterial Preventing the action or development of bacteria.
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In literature:

They climbed up the ladder and said nothing as the airlock went through its cycle and the antibacterial spray covered them.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance

In news:

Forest Coughs Up $25M for Nabriva's Phase II Antibacterial, Right to Take Over Company.
Sorrento Wins Second NIAID Grant of $600K to Develop Qourum Quenching Antibacterial.
Foss Manufacturing's Fosshield Antimicrobial Technology is now available to the commercial market and has been selected by Nexera Medical as the antibacterial technology in its new SpectraShield 9500 Surgical N95 Respirator Mask.
Dermatologist Hilary Reich, washing feet daily with an antibacterial soap will fend off most odor-causing microbes.
The Schematic pattern from Brentano 's Back to Basics collection is a grouping of high-performance textiles that utilizes antibacterial, solvent resistant, GreenShield and Teflon finishes.
Design director Iris Wang's Zinnia , which references stenciled Japanese botanicals, will stand up to the elements without losing its bloom: The Teflon-treated polyester has an antibacterial finish to boot.
The findings come as physicians increasingly are being challenged to find antibacterial drugs that are effective on their patients due to growing resistance to the medications and a lack of new antibiotics , health professionals say.
Antibacterial properties of nanoparticles p499.
A bottle of antibacterial cleanser.
TyRx Antibacterial Envelope for Implantable EP Devices Receives Health Canada Approval.
The antibacterial hand gels do not kill germs instantly.
Inc introduces PAWTIZER—an antibacterial paw wipe for dogs.
Antibacterial products may prevent illness, provoke allergies.
Antibacterial chemicals and preservatives found in toothpaste, soap, mouthwash and other personal care products might harm your child's immune system.
Scientists target bacteria ' quorum sensing' as route to antibacterial therapies.

In science:

Economic Botany 52(4):373-380. Soković M, Marin PD, Brkić D, van Griensven LJLD. 2007. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils of ten aromatic plants against human pathogenic bacteria.
Distribution fitting 12. Sampling distribution of compounds abundance from plant species measured by instrumentation. Application to plants metabolism classification