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Definition of antiseptic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a substance that helps to prevent infection in wounds by killing bacteria synonym disinfectant
  2. 2 a mild/strong/powerful antiseptic Use antiseptic to clean and dress cuts. Dab the scrape with antiseptic.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: antiseptic

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