anti-septic

antiseptic

[an-tuh-sep-tik]
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:
1745–55; anti- + septic

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antiseptic (ˌæntɪˈsɛptɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or effecting antisepsis
2.  entirely free from contamination
3.  informal lacking spirit or excitement; clinical
 
n
4.  an antiseptic agent or substance
 
anti'septically
 
adv

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antiseptic
1751, coined from anti- "against" + septic, from Gk. sepsis "putrefaction."
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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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antiseptic   (ān'tĭ-sěp'tĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious microorganisms.
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