- Something capable of acting against infection, by inhibiting the spread of an infectious agent or by killing the infectious agent outright. Anti-infective is a general term that encompasses antibacterials, antibiotics, antifungals, antiprotozoans and antivirals.
* * *an·ti·in·fec·tive (an″te-in-fekґtiv) 1. capable of killing or suppressing activity of infectious agents; cf. antimicrobial. 2. an agent that suppresses or kills infectious agents.
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