antiseptic


antiseptic
antiseptic [an΄tə sep′tik]
adj.
1. preventing infection, decay, etc. by inhibiting the action of microorganisms
2. using antiseptics
3. free from infection or infectious agents; sterile
4. very clean or tidy
5. untouched by life, its problems, emotions, etc. [an antiseptic mind]
n.
any substance that inhibits the action of microorganisms
antiseptically
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.