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  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.