- The definition of antiseptic is something that is germ free, something that is very clean or something that eliminates germs.
- An example of something that is antiseptic are doctors tools.
- An example of an antiseptic substance is hand sanitizer.
- Antiseptic is defined as a substance used to eliminate germs.
An example of an antiseptic is hydrogen peroxide.
- preventing infection, decay, etc. by inhibiting the action of microorganisms
- using antiseptics
- free from infection or infectious agents; sterile
- very clean or tidy
- untouched by life, its problems, emotions, etc.: an antiseptic mind
- a. Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.b. Devoid of infectious agents; aseptic.c. Of or associated with the use of antiseptics.
- a. Devoid of enlivening or enriching qualities: “This is … not at all lighthearted or amiable music. In fact, the tone is unremittingly sober and antiseptic” ( Donal Henahan )b. Free of disturbing or unpleasant features; sanitized: an antiseptic version of history.
(comparative more antiseptic, superlative most antiseptic)
anti- + septic