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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Word Origin & History

antiseptic
1751, coined from anti- "against" + septic, from Gk. sepsis "putrefaction."
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Medical Dictionary

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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Example sentences
They seem to teach that technology can make us invulnerable and that war is
  clean, neat and antiseptic.
Try as one might, this perfect, antiseptic world some people envisage is
  unattainable.
Hydrogen peroxide is a potent oxidant and antiseptic that rapidly destroys
  living matter.
Vinegar's antiseptic properties also proved beneficial.
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