Antimicrobial ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Antimicrobial ( adjective )

Preventing or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.

Origin:

From anti- ("against") + microbial ("pertaining to microorganism.s")

Examples:

  1. The hospital uses antimicrobial surfaces to prevent the spread of infection.
  2. This cream has antimicrobial properties that help to fight off infection.
  3. The researchers are testing a new antimicrobial agent that targets antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.
  4. Antimicrobial soaps are used to prevent the spread of germs.
  5. The wound was treated with an antimicrobial ointment to prevent infection.

(As a noun)

Antimicrobial ( noun )

Preventing or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.

Origin:

From anti- ("against") + microbial ("pertaining to microorganism.s")

Examples:

  1. The hospital uses antimicrobial surfaces to prevent the spread of infection.
  2. This cream has antimicrobial properties that help to fight off infection.
  3. The researchers are testing a new antimicrobial agent that targets antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.
  4. Antimicrobial soaps are used to prevent the spread of germs.
  5. The wound was treated with an antimicrobial ointment to prevent infection.
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