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English adjective: antiseptic

1. antiseptic thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

SamplesDoctors in antiseptic green coats.
The antiseptic effect of alcohol.
It is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities.

Similaraseptic, bactericidal, clean, cleansing, disinfectant, germicidal, nonpurulent, purifying, sterile, uninfected

See alsoclean, germfree, healthful

Antonymsinfected, septic

2. antiseptic clean and honest

SamplesAntiseptic financial practices.



3. antiseptic freeing from error or corruption

SamplesThe antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism.


Antonymsadulterant, adulterating

4. antiseptic devoid of objectionable language

SamplesLyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School.

Similarclean, unobjectionable


English noun: antiseptic

1. antiseptic (artifact) a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Narrower (hyponym)Argyrol, chloramine, chloramine-T, chlorhexidine, fradicin, gramicidin, iodine, iodoform, merbromine, Mercurochrome, Merthiolate, mild silver protein, Neobiotic, neomycin, sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, thimerosal, tincture of iodine, triiodomethane

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