HyperDic: antiseptic

English > 5 senses of the word antiseptic:
NOUNartifactantiseptica substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
ADJECTIVEallantisepticthoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
allantisepticclean and honest
allantisepticfreeing from error or corruption
allantisepticdevoid of objectionable language
antiseptic > pronunciation
Soundsae.ntahseh'ptihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > antiseptic: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningThoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms.
Examples
  • "doctors in antiseptic green coats"
  • "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"
  • "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
Narroweraseptic, sterileFree of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
bactericidal, disinfectant, germicidalpreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
cleansing, purifyingActing like an antiseptic
nonpurulentnot containing pus
uninfected, cleanFree from sepsis or infection
See alsocleanFree from dirt or impurities
germfreeFree from germs or pathogenic organisms
healthfulconducive to good health of body or mind
Oppositeseptic, infectedContaining or resulting from disease-causing organisms
Spanishantiséptico
Catalanantisèptic
Nounsantisepsis(of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
antiseptica substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
English > antiseptic: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningclean and honest.
Example"antiseptic financial practices"
BroaderincorruptFree of corruption or immorality / immorality
Spanishantiséptico
English > antiseptic: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFreeing from error or corruption.
Example"the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism"
BroaderpurifyingFreeing from noxious matter
English > antiseptic: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningDevoid of objectionable language.
Example"lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School"
Broaderclean, unobjectionable(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements
Spanishantiséptico
English > antiseptic: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues.
Narrowerchloramine, chloramine-TAny of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen
chlorhexidineA long-lasting liquid antiseptic
gramicidinAn antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium
iodoform, triiodomethaneA yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor
merbromine, MercurochromeA mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic
mild silver protein, Argyrolantiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)
neomycin, fradicin, NeobioticAn antibiotic obtained from an actinomycete and used (as a sulphate under the trade name Neobiotic) as an intestinal antiseptic in surgery
thimerosal, sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, MerthiolateA light-colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic
tincture of iodine, iodineA tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishantiséptico
Catalanantisèptic
Adjectivesantisepticthoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

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