The term antifungal refers to therapeutic agents (e.g. natural substances
such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs)
that kills/destroys fungal infections. Some text describe the action
of antifungal agents as "combating or
The meaning of the term antifungal is easily
remembered from its form:
The anti- part of the word refers to the fact that this
agent combats/attacks something, and
the -fungal part of the word indicates that the something
it combats "fungi", or fungal infections.
Note that another term whose meaning is the same as antifungal is fungicidal.