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Adjective: antiseptic  ,an-ti'sep-tik
  1. 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"
     
  2. Clean and honest
    "antiseptic financial practices"
     
  3. Freeing from error or corruption
    "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism"
     
  4. Devoid of objectionable language
    "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"
Noun: antiseptic  ,an-ti'sep-tik
  1. A substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

Derived forms: antiseptics

See also: aseptic, bactericidal, clean, cleansing, disinfectant, germfree, germicidal, healthful, incorrupt, nonpurulent, purifying, sterile, uninfected, unobjectionable

Type of: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Antonym: septic

Encyclopedia: Antiseptic