Definition of broad-spectrum in English:

broad-spectrum

Syllabification: broad-spec·trum

adjective

[attributive]
  • Denoting antibiotics, pesticides, etc., effective against a large variety of organisms.
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    • The patient was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, verapamil and digoxin, and oxygen, and anticoagulation was adjusted.
    • He was admitted to the intensive care unit in septic shock and was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics and vasopressors.
    • In hospital, painkillers and broad-spectrum antibiotics are given to clear up the infection.

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