antiseptic


adjective

  1. pertaining to or affecting antisepsis.
  2. free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms.
  3. exceptionally clean or neat.
  4. free of contamination or pollution.

noun

  1. an antiseptic agent.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or effecting antisepsis
  2. entirely free from contamination
  3. informal lacking spirit or excitement; clinical

noun

  1. an antiseptic agent or substance
adj.

1750, coined from anti- “against” + septic. Figurative use by 1820. As a noun meaning “an antiseptic substance” by 1803.

adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or producing antisepsis.
  2. Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.

n.

  1. A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious agents.

  1. A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious microorganisms.

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