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  Definition of Antiseptic
  1. a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
  2. (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"
  3. clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices"
  4. thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
  5. made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms; "sterilized instruments"
  6. freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism"
Similar Words: sterilized, sterilised

 

See Also: clean, germfree, healthful

 

Hyponyms: chloramine, chloramine-T, chlorhexidine, gramicidin, iodoform, triiodomethane, merbromine, Mercurochrome, mild silver protein, Argyrol, neomycin, fradicin, Neobiotic, thimerosal, sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, Merthiolate, tincture of iodine, iodine

 

Anagrams: anapaestic

 

 
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