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Pronunciation:  `anti'septik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
  2. [adj]  (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"
  3. [adj]  clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices"
  4. [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"
  5. [adj]  made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms; "sterilized instruments"
  6. [adj]  freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism"

ANTISEPTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aseptic, bactericidal, clean, cleansing, disinfectant, germicidal, incorrupt, nonpurulent, purifying, sterile, sterilised, sterilized, uninfected, unobjectionable
 Antonyms: septic
 See Also: Argyrol, chloramine, chloramine-T, chlorhexidine, fradicin, germfree, gramicidin, healthful, iodine, iodoform, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, merbromine, Mercurochrome, Merthiolate, mild silver protein, Neobiotic, neomycin, sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, thimerosal, tincture of iodine, triiodomethane



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An`ti*sep"tic\, Antiseptical \An`ti*sep"tic*al\, a.
    Counteracting or preventing putrefaction, or a putrescent
    tendency in the system; antiputrefactive.
    {Antiseptic surgery}, that system of surgical practice which
       insists upon a systematic use of antiseptics in the
       performance of operations and the dressing of wounds.
  2. \An`ti*sep"tic\, n.
    A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or
    destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt,
    carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Prevents or retards growth of germs; An agent that kills bacteria. Alcohol is a common antiseptic.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A compound that prevents infection or decay by killing a wide range of pathogenic microbes.
  2. The condition of being free of pathogenic microbes.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acaricide, alcohol, anthelmintic, antibiotic, Argyrol, aseptic, bactericide, boiled, boric acid, bug bomb, calomel, camphor, carbamate insecticide, carbolic acid, chemosterilant, chloramine, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, cresol, decontaminated, defoliant, disinfectant, disinfected, eradicant, fumigant, fumigator, fungicide, gentian violet, germicidal, germicide, gramicidin, herbicide, hexachloraphene, hydrogen peroxide, hygienic, insect powder, insecticide, iodine, Mercurochrome, Merthiolate, microbicide, miticide, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, pasteurized, peroxide, pesticide, phenol, phenyl salicylate, poison, prophylactic, rat poison, resorcinol, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, Salol, sanitary, silver vitellin, sterile, sterilized, stomach poison, systemic, systemic insecticide, thimerosal, thymol, tincture of iodine, toxic, toxicant, toxin, uninfected, venin, venom, vermicide, virus, weed killer