antiseptic
[ an-tuh-sep-tik ]
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Part of Speechnoun, adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Greek ἀντί anti, "against" and σηπτικός sēptikos, "putrefactive"
Synonyms
noun
  • germicide
  • bactericide
adjective
  • hygienic
  • sterile
  • antibacterial
  • antibiotic
  • clean
  • disinfectant
Antonyms
adjective
  • dirty
  • polluted
  • unsanitary
  • contaminated
  • unclean
Definition
noun
an antiseptic agent
adjective
pertaining to or affecting antisepsis; free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms
Examples
noun
The antiseptic saved her life.
adjective
The doctor reminded Sasha to cover the burn with an antiseptic dressing.
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