antiseptic (adj.)

  1. 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'

    antiseptic (n.)

  1. a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

    antiseptic (adj.)

  1. clean and honest; antiseptic financial practices'

  2. freeing from error or corruption; the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism'

  3. devoid of objectionable language; lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School'

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