antisepticize

[ an-ti-sep-tuh-sahyz ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈsɛp təˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), an·ti·sep·ti·cized, an·ti·sep·ti·cizing.

to treat with antiseptics.

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Also especially British, an·ti·sep·ti·cise.

Origin of antisepticize

First recorded in 1905–10; antiseptic + -ize
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