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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various antibiotics obtained from certain molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases.

Usage examples (36)
  • I'd rather be nice and rotten than covered with those whiskers of mold, although the penicillin is a pretty good preservative.
  • The story of penicillin is well-known throughout the world.
  • The disease, once easily killed with a shot of penicillin, is increasingly becoming drug-resistant.
  • Consequently penicillin is not a universal remedy, but it is of the highest value for certain diseases. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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