(Science: pharmacology) An agent that kills pathogenic microorganisms. An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease. Substances that kill micro-organisms (i.e. germs).
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Well, there are a few reasons I can think of why the teacher used alcohol on the student... First of all, alcohol is a germicide so it would kill bacteria on the affected area. The initial effects of alcohol rubbed onto the skin is a cooling and drying sensation. Alcohol is commonly ...
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