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antiseptic

an·ti·sep·tic

antiseptic

 
pronunciation:
aen tih sep tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: cleansed of harmful microorganisms.
The operating room must be antiseptic.
synonyms:
aseptic, clean, sterile, sterilized
antonyms:
contaminated, septic
similar words:
sanitary, uncontaminated, unpolluted
definition 2: having the ability to kill harmful microorganisms.
You should apply an antiseptic ointment.
synonyms:
bactericidal, disinfectant, germicidal
similar words:
aseptic
definition 3: exceedingly clean and orderly.
Our new office is antiseptic; our old office had some charm even if it was disorganized.
similar words:
barren, characterless, immaculate, spotless, uncontaminated
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance or drug with the ability to kill microorganisms that cause disease or decay.
The doctor will put an antiseptic on that wound.
synonyms:
bactericide, disinfectant, germicide
similar words:
purifier, wash
derivation: antiseptically (adv.)
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