Definition of antiseptic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    antiseptic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌæntiˈseptɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌæntiˈseptɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1able to prevent infection antiseptic cream/lotion/wipes Essential oils have powerful antiseptic properties.
  2. 2very clean and free from bacteria synonym sterile Cover the burn with an antiseptic dressing. antiseptic surgery
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