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antiviral

 [an″te-, an″ti-vi´ral]
1. effective against viruses.
2. an agent effective against viruses.

an·ti·vi·ral

(an'tē-vī'răl),
Opposing a virus; interfering with its replication; weakening or halting its action (for example, zidovudine, acyclovir).

antiviral

(ăn′tē-vī′rəl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
1. Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of viruses.
2. Computers
a. Of or relating to antivirus software.
b. Eliminating or inhibiting the effectiveness of viruses.
n.
An antiviral drug.

antiviral

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that counters viral effects or infection.
 
noun An agent that inhibits or prevents viral infection or manages its effects; an antiviral agent.

antiviral

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that counters viral effects or infection noun Antiviral agent, see there.

an·ti·vi·ral

(an'tē-vī'răl)
Opposing a virus; interfering with its replication; weakening or abolishing its action.

antiviral

Acting against viruses.

Antiviral

Refers to a drug that can destroy viruses and help treat illnesses caused by them.
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an·ti·vi·ral

(an'tē-vī'răl)
Opposing a virus; interfering with its replication; weakening or halting its action (e.g., zidovudine, acyclovir).
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