Definition of antiretroviral adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

antiretroviral

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌæntiˌretrəʊˈvaɪrəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæntiˌretroʊˈvaɪrəl//
 
(medical)
 
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designed to stop viruses such as HIV damaging the body antiretroviral drugs Antiretroviral drugs are the only way to treat HIV.
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