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antiseptic

[ an-tuh-sep-tik ]
/ ˌæn təˈsɛp tɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to or affecting antisepsis.
free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms.
exceptionally clean or neat.
free of contamination or pollution.
noun
an antiseptic agent.
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Origin of antiseptic

First recorded in 1745–55; anti- + septic
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British Dictionary definitions for antiseptic

antiseptic
/ (ˌæntɪˈsɛptɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or effecting antisepsis
entirely free from contamination
informal lacking spirit or excitement; clinical
noun
an antiseptic agent or substance

Derived forms of antiseptic

antiseptically, adverb
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Medical definitions for antiseptic

antiseptic
[ ăn′tĭ-sĕptĭk ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or producing antisepsis.
Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
n.
A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious agents.
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Scientific definitions for antiseptic

antiseptic
[ ăn′tĭ-sĕptĭk ]

A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious microorganisms.
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