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bactericide (chemistry)

Definition:

any chemical agent that destroys bacteria

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Related to:

bactericidal

Plural:

bactericides

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

bacteriacide

Etymology:

"bacterio-" + "-cide"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of bactericide...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Bactericide | bacteriocide | Bcidal

a substance that kills bacteria. Bactericides are disinfectants, antiseptics, or antibiotics. The most used disinfectants are those applying active chlorine, ; active oxygen, ; iodine, ; concentrated alcohols, ; phenolic substances, cresols,... (32 of 623 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

bactericide | bactericidal [adjective, derived]

a substance able to destroy bacteria (6 of 308 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bactericide

Oxford Dictionary:

bactericide | bactericidal [derived]

a substance which kills bacteria (5 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bactericide

Merriam-Webster:

bactericidal | bacteriocidal | bactericide [noun, related] | bacteriocide [noun, related]

destroying bacteria (2 of 24 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bactericidal

New World Dictionary:

bactericide | bactericidal [adjective, related]

an agent or substance that destroys bacteria (7 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bactericide

Wiktionary:

bactericide | bacteriocide [synonym] | bactericides [plural]

Any substance that kills bacteria, especially one that is otherwise harmless. (11 of 15 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bactericide

American Heritage Dictionary:

bactericide | bactericidal [adjective, related] | bactericidally [adverb, related]

An agent that destroys bacteria. (5 of 12 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bactericide

Random House Dictionary:

bactericide [pharmacology]

any substance capable of killing bacteria. (6 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bactericide

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chemical [countable] | chemicals [plural]

a substance used in chemistry or produced by a process involving chemistry (12 of 53 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chemical

chemical [adjective] | chemically [adverb, related]

involving chemistry or produced by a method used in chemistry (10 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chemical 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

chemical [entry 1]

any basic substance which is used in or produced by a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules (18 of 51 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chemical 1

chemical [entry 2] | chemically [adverb, derived]

relating to chemicals (3 of 32 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chemical 2

Encarta Dictionary:

bactericide | bactericides [plural] | bactericidal [adjective, derived]

a substance or agent that destroys bacteria (7 of 27 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588341​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

bactericide

Origin: "bacterio-" + "-cide"

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bacterio-

Origin: "bacterium"

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-cide

Origin: French or Latin; French -cide from Latin -cida from caedere, to cut down, kill from Indo-European base *skhai-, to strike derives Middle Dutch heien

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cide-suffix

Wiktionary:

bactericide

Origin: bacterium + -cide

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bactericide

bacterium [microbiology] | bacteria [plural]

Origin: New Latin, from Ancient Greek βακτήριον (bakterion, "small staff") + -ium.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bacterium

-cide

Origin: In ... from French -cide, from Latin -cida ("cutter, killer"), from -cid (combining form of caedō ("cut, kill")) + -a ("-er") (used for form agent nouns). In ... (now the primary sense), by extension from .... (36 of 35 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-cide

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

bactericide

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bactericide"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bactericide

the Free Dictionary:

bactericide

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "bactericide"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bactericide"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "bactericide" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/bactericide

bacteriacide

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "bacteriacide"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bacteriacide"

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Google Dictionary:

bactericide | bactericides [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "bactericide"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

bactericide

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bactericide"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bacter​08 word=bactericide

YourDictionary Audio:

bactericide

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bactericide" by speech synthesizer

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