antiseptic

[ an-tuh-sep-tik ]

Part of Speech

noun,adjective

Definition

noun

an antiseptic agent

adjective

pertaining to or affecting antisepsis; free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms

Origin + Etymology

from Greek ἀντί anti, "against" and σηπτικός sēptikos, "putrefactive"

Synonyms

noun

  • germicide
  • bactericide

adjective

  • hygienic
  • sterile
  • antibacterial
  • antibiotic
  • clean
  • disinfectant

Antonyms

adjective

  • dirty
  • polluted
  • unsanitary
  • contaminated
  • unclean

Examples

noun

The antiseptic saved her life.

adjective

The doctor reminded Sasha to cover the burn with an antiseptic dressing.

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