antiseptic antiseptic  /ˌæn tə ˈsɛp tɪk/


  1. (n) a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
  2. (adj) thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
  3. (adj) clean and honest
  4. (adj) freeing from error or corruption
  5. (adj) devoid of objectionable language


  1. When a soldier is wounded by shrapnel, or a civilian by splinters of flying glass, don't treat the wound with an antiseptic.
  2. Called Cloaca, it consists of some $200,000 worth of chemical beakers, electric pumps and plastic tubing arrayed on a row of antiseptic stainless steel tables.
  3. The result was, at first, both an excellent antiseptic and a deadly poison.


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  1. "Tonight is a planned, efficient, calculated, antiseptic, cold-blooded murder," Baez said.
    on Dec 12, 2005 By: Joan Baez Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "In Montreal, it's just about the fight itself," Tessitore said. "This is all about showing up to the event, which means they are smarter, more passionate fans who are into the event and winning means something. It's not an antiseptic feeling...
    on Jun 8, 2006 By: Joe Tessitore Source: 940 News

  3. Mr Bradshaw said: "I think there are a few questions for the BBC but I suspect what will happen here is the antiseptic of sunlight, the fact that it has been made open, will act as a big reforming pressure and they probably will be a bit more...
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: Ben Bradshaw Source: Sky News

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