1an·ti·sep·tic adj \ˌant-ə-ˈsep-tik\
a : opposing sepsis, putrefaction, or decay; especially : preventing or arresting the growth of microorganisms (as on living tissue) b : acting or protecting like an antiseptic
: relating to or characterized by the use of antiseptics
: free of living microorganisms : scrupulously clean : aseptic
—an·ti·sep·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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