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Capable of preventing or counteracting infection.
An anti-infective substance.
anti-infectiveadjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that counters an infection.
noun An uncommonly used synonym for an antibiotic or antimicrobial.
anti-infective(ant″ē-in-fek′tiv) [ anti- + L. inficere, to corrupt, to infect]
1. Tending to combat infection.
2. An agent, such as an antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral drug, that combats infection.
1. counteracting infection.
2. a substance that counteracts infection. Includes antiseptics, disinfectants, antibiotics, and antifungal and virucidal agents.