Definitions for antisepticˌæn təˈsɛp tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•ti•sep•ticˌæn təˈsɛp tɪk(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or effecting antisepsis.

    Category: Medicine

  2. free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms.

    Category: Medicine

  3. exceptionally clean or neat.

  4. free of contamination or pollution.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. lacking in warmth, vitality, emotion, or other humanizing qualities; cold.

  6. (n.)an antiseptic agent.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of antiseptic:

1745–55

an`ti•sep′ti•cize`-təˌsaɪz(v.t.)-cized, -ciz•ing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antiseptic(adj)

    a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

  2. antiseptic(adj)

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

    "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"

  3. antiseptic(adj)

    clean and honest

    "antiseptic financial practices"

  4. antiseptic(adj)

    freeing from error or corruption

    "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism"

  5. antiseptic(adj)

    devoid of objectionable language

    "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"

Wiktionary

  1. antiseptic(Noun)

    Any substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Generally includes only those that are used on living objects (as opposed to disinfectants) and aren't transported by the lymphatic system to destroy bacteria in the body (as opposed to antibiotics).

  2. antiseptic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to antisepsis, or the use of antiseptics.

  3. antiseptic(Adjective)

    Capable of preventing microbial infection.

  4. antiseptic(Adjective)

    Very clean; aseptic.

  5. antiseptic(Adjective)

    Free of unpleasantness; sanitized or bowdlerized.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antiseptic(adj)

    alt. of Antiseptical

  2. Antiseptic(noun)

    a substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona

Freebase

  1. Antiseptic

    Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. Antiseptics are generally distinguished from antibiotics by the latter's ability to be transported through the lymphatic system to destroy bacteria within the body, and from disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms found on non-living objects. Some antiseptics are true germicides, capable of destroying microbes, while others are bacteriostatic and only prevent or inhibit their growth. Antibacterials are antiseptics that have the proven ability to act against bacteria. Microbicides which destroy virus particles are called viricides or antivirals.


Translations for antiseptic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

antiseptic(adjective)

(of) a substance that destroys bacteria (eg in a wound)

You ought to put some antiseptic on that cut; an antiseptic cream.

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