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Definition of Antiseptic

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substance which destroys microorganisms which produce sepsis
pertaining to antisepsis; free of germs, sterile, uncontaminated; clean, neat
Antiseptic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona.
  
(a.)
Alt. of Antiseptical
  
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antiseptic
\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.
antiseptic
\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.


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Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
(hypernym) medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug
(hyponym) chloramine, chloramine-T

Adjective
1. 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"
(antonym) septic
(similar) aseptic, sterile
(see-also) clean
2. clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices"
(similar) incorrupt
3. freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism"
(similar) purifying
4. made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms; "sterilized instruments"
(synonym) sterilized, sterilised
(similar) germfree
5. (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"
(similar) clean, unobjectionable
Antiseptic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Antiseptics (from Greek ἀντί: anti, '"against" + σηπτικός: sēptikos, "putrefactive") 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.

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Antiseptic Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aromatherapy Glossary
Destroys or prevents the development of microbes
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
1
adjective
which prevents germs spreading; she gargled with an antiseptic mouthwash
2
noun
substance which prevents germs growing or spreading; the nurse painted the wound with antiseptic
adjective
referring to asepsis; it is important that aseptic techniques should be used in microbiological experiments
aseptic meningitis = relatively mild viral form of meningitis
aseptic surgery = surgery using sterilized equipment, rather than relying on killing germs with antiseptic drugs
compare ANTISEPTIC
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Agent that inhibits the growth of microorganisms on living tissue