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an·ti·sep·tic

 (ăn′tĭ-sĕp′tĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
b. Devoid of infectious agents; aseptic.
c. Of or associated with the use of antiseptics.
2.
a. Devoid of enlivening or enriching qualities: "This is ... not at all lighthearted or amiable music. In fact, the tone is unremittingly sober and antiseptic" (Donal Henahan).
b. Free of disturbing or unpleasant features; sanitized: an antiseptic version of history.
n.
A substance that prevents infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.

an′ti·sep′ti·cal·ly adv.

antiseptic

(ˌæntɪˈsɛptɪk)
adj
1. (Medicine) of, relating to, or effecting antisepsis
2. (Medicine) entirely free from contamination
3. informal lacking spirit or excitement; clinical
n
(Medicine) an antiseptic agent or substance
ˌantiˈseptically adv

an•ti•sep•tic

(ˌæn təˈsɛp tɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to or effecting antisepsis.
2. free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms.
3. exceptionally clean or neat.
4. free of contamination or pollution.
5. lacking in warmth, vitality, emotion, or other humanizing qualities; cold.
n.
6. an antiseptic agent.
[1745–55]
an`ti•sep′ti•cal•ly, adv.
an`ti•sep′ti•cize` (-təˌsaɪz) v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.

an·ti·sep·tic

(ăn′tĭ-sĕp′tĭk)
A substance that prevents infection or rot by preventing the growth of microorganisms.

antiseptic

any substance that inhibits infection, as alcohol.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissuesantiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
chloramine, chloramine-T - any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds
chlorhexidine - a long-lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery
gramicidin - an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium; used chiefly as an antiseptic in treating local infections produced by Gram-positive bacteria
triiodomethane, iodoform - a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
merbromine, Mercurochrome - a mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic; Mercurochrome is the trademark
Argyrol, mild silver protein - antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)
fradicin, Neobiotic, neomycin - an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
Merthiolate, sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, thimerosal - a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic
tincture of iodine, iodine - a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
Adj.1.antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organismsantiseptic - 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"
clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
germfree - free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile; "a germfree environment"
infected, septic - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
2.antiseptic - clean and honestantiseptic - clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices"
incorrupt - free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible"
3.antiseptic - freeing from error or corruptionantiseptic - freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism"
purifying - freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent"
4.antiseptic - devoid of objectionable language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"
unobjectionable, clean - (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"

antiseptic

adjective
noun
1. disinfectant, purifier, bactericide, germicide She bathed the cut with antiseptic.

antiseptic

adjective
Free from dirt, stain, or impurities:
Translations
مُطَهِّرمُطَهِّر، مانِع لِلعُفونَه
antiseptickýantiseptikumdezinfekční
antiseptisk middeldesinficerende/antiseptisk middel
antiseptinen aine
antiseptikantiseptičan
fertõzésgátló
sóttvarnarlyf
殺菌剤
소독제
antiseptikasantiseptinis
antiseptikaantiseptisks, dezinficējošs
antiseptickýdezinfekcia
antiseptiskt medel
ยาฆ่าเชื้อโรค
chất khử trùng

antiseptic

[ˌæntɪˈseptɪk]
A. ADJantiséptico
B. Nantiséptico m

antiseptic

[ˌæntiˈsɛptɪk]
adjantiseptique
nantiseptique manti-social antisocial [ˌæntiˈsəʊʃəl] adj
[behaviour] → antisocial(e)
(= not gregarious) [person] → insociable

antiseptic

[ˌæntɪˈsɛptɪk]
1. adjantisettico/a
2. nantisettico

antiseptic

(ӕntiˈseptik) noun, adjective
(of) a substance that destroys bacteria (eg in a wound). You ought to put some antiseptic on that cut; an antiseptic cream.

antiseptic

مُطَهِّر antiseptikum antiseptisk middel Antiseptikum αντισηπτικό antiséptico antiseptinen aine antiseptique antiseptik antisettico 殺菌剤 소독제 ontsmettingsmiddel desinfeksjonsmiddel środek antyseptyczny anti-séptico, antissético антисептик antiseptiskt medel ยาฆ่าเชื้อโรค antiseptik chất khử trùng 防腐剂

an·ti·sep·tic

n. antiséptico, agente desinfectante que destruye bacterias.

antiseptic

adj & n antiséptico
References in classic literature ?
It was the antiseptic odour of the dissecting-room.
Afterwards he plentifully smeared the injured places with some antiseptic ointment, of which there was a pot in the little box, and we covered them with the remains of a pocket-handkerchief which we possessed.
If you cut yourself," answered Newson, full of information, "wash it at once with antiseptic.
There was no sterilized gauze, there was no antiseptic bandage--there was nothing that would not have driven our dear doctor mad to have seen.
Viaburi, the house-boy, brought him corrosive sublimate and water, and he took a thorough antiseptic wash.
And while the trained-nurse-apparelled young woman seated Dag Daughtry in the enamelled surgeon's chair and leaned him back under direction, and while Doctor Emory dipped his finger-tips into the strongest antiseptic his office possessed, behind Doctor Emory's eyes, in the midst of his brain, burned the image of a desired Irish terrier who did turns in sailor-town cabarets, was rough-coated, and answered to the full name of Killeny Boy.
He hurried below and washed himself with antiseptic soap.
I stood motionless, a roll of antiseptic cotton in my hand unwinding and spilling itself down to the floor.
Indeed these sciences in their modern form virtually began with the discovery of the facts of bacteriology about 1860, and the use of antiseptics fifteen years later, and not much earlier began the effective opposition to the frightful epidemics which had formerly been supposed to be dependent only on the will of Providence.
Use this report to: Assess the progress, innovations and growth in the antiseptic and disinfectants industry.
In order to ensure public health, professionals in the health care field must continue to rely on over-the-counter antiseptic healthcare products, according to a leading trade association.