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antiseptic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antiseptic 
  adj  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"  [ant: 
  {septic}] 
  2:  clean  and  honest;  "antiseptic  financial  practices" 
  3:  freeing  from  error  or  corruption;  "the  antiseptic  effect  of 
  sturdy  criticism 
  4:  made  free  from  live  bacteria  or  other  microorganisms; 
  "sterilized  instruments"  [syn:  {sterilized}] 
  5:  (extended  sense)  of  exceptionally  clean  language;  "lyrics  as 
  antiseptic  as  Sunday  School" 
  n  :  a  substance  that  destroys  disease-causing  micro-organisms 
  without  harming  body  tissues 




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