Definition of broad-spectrum in English:

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broad-spectrum

Pronunciation: /ˌbrôd ˈspektrəm/

adjective

[attributive]
Denoting antibiotics, pesticides, etc., effective against a large variety of organisms.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: broad-spec·trum

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