Antiseptic (adjective)

  1. Clean and germ-free.
  2. Having the properties of preventing the growth or action of microorganisms, especially in wounds.

Origin:

Mid 19th century: from anti- "against" + greek septikos "putrefactive", from septos "putrefied", from seiein "to rot".

Examples:

  1. The surgical instruments were carefully sterilized with antiseptic solution.
  2. The wound was cleaned with an antiseptic to prevent infection.
  3. The area was sprayed with an antiseptic to kill germs.
  4. We use antiseptic wipes to clean the kitchen counters.
  5. The room was kept antiseptic to avoid any kind of infection.
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