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antiseptic

[an-tuh-sep-tik] /ˌæn təˈsɛp tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or affecting antisepsis.
2.
free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms.
3.
exceptionally clean or neat.
4.
free of contamination or pollution.
noun
5.
an antiseptic agent.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; anti- + septic
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British Dictionary definitions for anti septic

antiseptic

/ˌæntɪˈsɛptɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or effecting antisepsis
2.
entirely free from contamination
3.
(informal) lacking spirit or excitement; clinical
noun
4.
an antiseptic agent or substance
Derived Forms
antiseptically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti septic

antiseptic

adj.

1750, coined from anti- "against" + septic. Figurative use by 1820. As a noun meaning "an antiseptic substance" by 1803.

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anti septic in Medicine

antiseptic an·ti·sep·tic (ān'tĭ-sěp'tĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or producing antisepsis.

  2. Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.

n.
A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious agents.
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anti septic in Science
antiseptic
  (ān'tĭ-sěp'tĭk)   
A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious microorganisms.
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