pertaining to or affecting .
free from or cleaned of germs and other microorganisms.
exceptionally clean or neat.
free of contamination or pollution.
an antiseptic agent.
Getting off the elevator at the fourth floor, he thumped across the antiseptic hallway.
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Before antibiotics, most newborn eyes were treated with an antiseptic, and Barnes pushed Argyrol as the cure of choice.
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And I have to have whiskey because alcohol is both an antiseptic and an anesthetic.
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How did that survive the vetting at this often timid and antiseptic White House?
Michael Tomasky: With Joe Biden’s Speech, The Democrats Finally Man Up Michael Tomasky April 27, 2012
The debates certainly would never have been this hermetically sealed and antiseptic.
McCain’s Brilliant Campaign, Four Years Too Late Caroline Marks November 3, 2008
antiseptic gauze and hot-water bottles were as alien as the Germans to her.
Young Hilda at the Wars Arthur Gleason
Soap, as an antiseptic, 326;its relation to hard and soft water, 134.
Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
In the composition of this letter George washed his hands of responsibility with, you might say, antiseptic care.
The Sturdy Oak Samuel Merwin, et al.
Compare “antiseptic,” “antinomian,” “ultramontane,” “semicircle.”
“Stops” Paul Allardyce
“Lift your chin,” Lea said, brandishing the antiseptic applicator she had found in the medicine kit.
Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
of, relating to, or effecting antisepsis
entirely free from contamination
(informal) lacking spirit or excitement; clinical
an antiseptic agent or substance
1750, coined from anti- “against” + septic. Figurative use by 1820. As a noun meaning “an antiseptic substance” by 1803.
antiseptic an·ti·sep·tic (ān’tĭ-sěp’tĭk)
Of, relating to, or producing antisepsis.
Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious agents.
A substance that inhibits the proliferation of infectious microorganisms.
with the aid of . Contemporary Examples Because we have all felt that little tug, tickle, or impulse to be antiseptically and impersonally naughty? The Anthony Weiner Scandal: C’mon, America, Nobody’s Perfect Lee Siegel June 10, 2011 Historical Examples If this does not clear it up within twenty-four hours, go to a doctor and have […]
a containing antibodies, as antitoxins or agglutinins, obtained by inoculation of animals and used for injection into other animals to provide immunity to a specific disease. Historical Examples In every series of tests the amount of antiserum was held constant and the amount of antigen was varied. Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae […]
. . . . Contemporary Examples But you must not discuss my proposal with anyone in the Serb delegation yet. Richard Holbrooke on the Dayton Peace Accords Richard Holbrooke December 14, 2010 Tomlinson testified that MI6 had devised a similar “plot” to kill the Serb leader, Slobodan Milosevic, in 1992. Princess Diana’s 50th Birthday: The […]
attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of gender roles. discrimination or devaluation based on a person’s sex or gender, as in restricted job opportunities, especially such discrimination directed against women. ingrained and institutionalized prejudice against or hatred of women; . Contemporary Examples Some gamers ‘rape’ other avatars in Grand Theft Auto V. Is there […]