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Antiseptic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Antiseptic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Antiseptic [ a.]
- Alt. of Antiseptical
2 . Antiseptic [ n.]
- A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona.

Meaning of 'Antiseptic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . antiseptic [ a]
Meaning (1):
- thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
Example in sentence:
  • doctors in antiseptic green coats;
  • it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities;
  • the antiseptic effect of alcohol
2 . antiseptic [ s]
Meaning (2):
- clean and honest
Example in sentence:
  • antiseptic financial practices
Meaning (3):
- devoid of objectionable language
Example in sentence:
  • lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School
Meaning (4):
- freeing from error or corruption
Example in sentence:
  • the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism