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Definitions of antiseptic

  1. freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms; "sterilized instruments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Alt. of Antiseptical Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Destroying the germs of disease or decay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Any substance which destroys disease germs or prevents their growth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. Destructive to the germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction. 2. A substance which prevents the action of the germs of fermentation, decomposition, or disease. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. An agent used to prevent putrefaction. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. Counteracting putrefaction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Antiseptic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Preventing putrefaction, etc. antiseptical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Anything having antiseptic qualities. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Resisting putrefaction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Any substance used to resist or counteract putrefaction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A substance that prevents putrefaction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Opposing putrefaction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. A substance which destroys harmful micro-organisms, one of the functions of gastric juice. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  22. [Greek] Preventing putrefaction. n. A substance which destroys harmful micro-organisms. na
  23. A chemical that destroys diseased microorganisms internally or externally. thelawdictionary.org
  24. a substance which kills or retards the growth of microorganisms, especially when used for protection against infection; a substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona, and many other agents sold commercially. dictgcide_fs
  25. an-ti-sept'ik, adj. and n. counteracting putrefaction and analogous fermentive changes: preventing moral decay.--adv. ANTISEPT'ICALLY. [Gr. anti, against, and s[=e]pein, to rot.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Opposed to putrefaction. The chief antiseptics, internally or externally employed, are Acidum Muriaticum, Acidum Nitricum, Acidum Sulphuricum, Aluminae sulphas, Carbo Ligni, Calx Chlorinata, Chlorinium, Cinchona and its active principles, Creasote, Dauci Radix, Fermentum Cerevisiae, Soda Chlorinata, and Zinci Chloridum. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  27. [Greek] Destroying or arresting the growth of morbid germs; also an agent so acting. na
  28. (Agent) counteracting putrefaction (lit. and fig.). Hence antiseptically adv. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Preventing decay or putrefaction. American pocket medical dictionary.
  30. A substance destructive of poisonous germs. American pocket medical dictionary.
  31. Preventing putrefaction. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  32. n. [Greek] A substance which resists or corrects putrefaction ;—a remedy which counteracts putrescency in the system. Cabinet Dictionary
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