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What does "Antiseptic" mean?

Definition

(a.) Alt. of Antiseptical (n.) A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona


Synonyms clean, sterile, aseptic, cleansing, disinfectant, unobjectionable, bactericidal, incorrupt, purifying, sterilized, germfree, uninfected, germicidal, nonpurulent


Example: "Doctors in antiseptic green coats" Example: "The antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism" Example: "Lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School" Example: "Antiseptic financial practices"


Word Family antiseptically, antiseptics