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Definition 1: a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues - [noun denoting artifact]

(antiseptic is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) a light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) an antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) a mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic; Mercurochrome is the trademark

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium; used chiefly as an antiseptic in treating local infections produced by Gram-positive bacteria

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) a long-lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery

(... is a kind of antiseptic ) a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic

Definition 2: thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where antiseptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • doctors in antiseptic green coats
  • the antiseptic effect of alcohol
  • it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities

(antiseptic is similar to ...) free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms

"a sterile operating area" "aseptic surgical instruments" "aseptic surgical techniques"

(antiseptic is similar to ...) preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms

(antiseptic is similar to ...) acting like an antiseptic

(antiseptic is similar to ...) not containing pus

(antiseptic is similar to ...) free from sepsis or infection

"a clean (or uninfected) wound"

(means also ...) free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

"children with clean shining faces" "clean white shirts" "clean dishes" "a spotlessly clean house" "cats are clean animals"

(means also ...) conducive to good health of body or mind

"a healthful climate" "a healthful environment" "healthful nutrition" "healthful sleep" "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

(means also ...) free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile

"a germfree environment"

Definition 3: devoid of objectionable language - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where antiseptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School

(antiseptic is similar to ...) (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers

"good clean fun" "a clean joke"

Definition 4: clean and honest - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where antiseptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • antiseptic financial practices

(antiseptic is similar to ...) free of corruption or immorality

"a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible"

Definition 5: freeing from error or corruption - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where antiseptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism

(antiseptic is similar to ...) freeing from noxious matter

"filtration is a purifying agent"

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