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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.


Similarincorrupt


Antonymscorrupt

3. antiseptic freeing from error or corruption


SamplesThe antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism.


Similarpurifying


Antonymsadulterant, adulterating

4. antiseptic devoid of objectionable language


SamplesLyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School.


Similarclean, unobjectionable


Antonymsdirty


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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