Definition of bactericide in US English:



  • A substance which kills bacteria.

    • ‘But upon reacting with the drug, the enzyme inadvertently triggers the release and activation of the bactericide triclosan, concealed within NB2001, causing the bacteria to self-destruct.’
    • ‘Pesticides are made up of agrochemicals and are usually classified according to their principal use as, for example, fungicides, bactericides, insecticides, nematicides, miticides, etc.’
    • ‘Microbial interactions within nonagricultural fruit of natural ecosystems seem never to have been examined from the perspective of ethanol and its potential role as a bactericide.’
    • ‘In general, the vase life of cut flowers depended on the bactericide and carbohydrate content of the ‘holding solution’.’
    • ‘They are undoubtedly the finest natural bactericide that because of their potency can be dangerous in the wrong hands.’
    • ‘It is considered to be a more effective bactericide than aqueous chlorine and it reduces the formation of chlorinated organics.’
    • ‘He views fungicides, bactericides, insecticides, and herbicides flowing through the waxy peaks and valleys of the leaf surface, just as water flows on planet Earth.’
    • ‘At the same time, essential oils prevent congestion of the eliminative process of the skin and expedite the removal of toxins, improve circulation, act as bactericides and anti-inflammatories and calm sensitive and damaged skin.’
    • ‘When infection is confirmed in or near your field, implement a timely program of fungicides and bactericides with protectant and systemic modes of action.’
    • ‘He also mentions the invention of bactericide and birth control.’
    • ‘The company has spent two years developing a bedside cabinet, which is moulded from high-grade polyethylene impregnated with a continually active anti-microbial bactericide.’
    • ‘The buffer solutions used were 0.01 M sodium phosphate at pH 7, with 0.02% sodium azide added as a bactericide.’
    • ‘After treatment with 80 l of 10 mM kanamycin, which is a bactericide, drug-sensitive bacteria were streaked onto drug-free plates to confirm that they had been killed.’
    • ‘Yes, not actually eating, but the alpha-streptococci emits a type of bactericide which kills the pathogenic bacteria.’
    • ‘Discourage the disease next spring by applying a streptomycin antibiotic or copper with a bactericide while the tree is in bloom.’
    • ‘Good cultural practices and the purchase of healthy plants will reduce the chance of disease although most fungal and bacterial diseases may be controlled using commercially available fungicides and bactericides.’
    germicide, antiseptic, sterilizer, sanitizer, cleaning agent, cleansing agent, cleanser, decontaminant
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