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an tuh sep tik

  • n  a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
  • a  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
  • s  clean and honest
    antiseptic financial practices
  • s  freeing from error or corruption
    the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism
  • s  devoid of objectionable language
    lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School

  • When a soldier is wounded by shrapnel, or a civilian by splinters of flying glass, don't treat the wound with an antiseptic.
  • 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.
  • The result was, at first, both an excellent antiseptic and a deadly poison.

  • Joan Baez in San Francisco Chronicle
    Tonight is a planned, efficient, calculated, antiseptic, cold-blooded murder,Baez said.
  • Joe Tessitore in 940 News
    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...
  • Ben Bradshaw in Sky News
    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...

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