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Antiviral vs. Antibacterial

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Antiviraladjective

(pharmaceutical effect) Inhibiting the growth and reproduction of a virus.

Antibacterialadjective

Killing or inhibiting bacteria.

‘This drug has an antibacterial effect.’;

Antiviraladjective

(computing) Eliminating or inhibiting the action of a computer virus.

Antibacterialadjective

(archaic) Opposing the theory that diseases are caused by bacteria.

Antiviralnoun

(pharmaceutical drug) An antiviral medication.

Antibacterialnoun

(pharmacology) A drug having the effect of killing or inhibiting bacteria.

‘Many household products contain antibacterials.’;

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Antiviralnoun

any drug that destroys viruses

Antibacterialadjective

killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria; - applied also to serum for protection against bacterial diseases.

Antiviraladjective

inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses

Antibacterialnoun

a chemical substance which kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Antibacterialnoun

any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth

Antibacterialadjective

destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth

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