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



BrE BrE//ˌæntiˈseptɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæntiˈseptɪk//
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[countable, uncountable] a substance that helps to prevent infection in wounds by killing bacteria synonym disinfectant a mild/strong/powerful antiseptic Use antiseptic to clean and dress cuts. Dab the graze with antiseptic. You should put some antiseptic on that cut.
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