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antiseptic

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adjective an·ti·sep·tic \ˌant-ə-ˈsep-tik\

Medical Definition of antiseptic

  1. 1a:  opposing sepsis, putrefaction, or decay; especially :  preventing or arresting the growth of microorganisms (as on living tissue)b:  acting or protecting like an antiseptic

  2. 2:  relating to or characterized by the use of antiseptics

  3. 3:  free of living microorganisms :  scrupulously clean :  aseptic

antiseptically \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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antiseptic

noun an·ti·sep·tic

Medical Definition of antiseptic

  1. :  a substance (as hydrogen peroxide) that checks the growth or action of microorganisms especially in or on living tissue; also :  germicide





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