Definition of antiseptic in English:

antiseptic

Line breaks: anti|sep¦tic
Pronunciation: /antɪˈsɛptɪk
 
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adjective

  • 2Scrupulously clean or pure, especially so as to be bland or characterless: their squeaky-clean home epitomizes this antiseptic respectability
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    • It's good to see computer - generated images of how the original and intact building looked, before going to see the clean and rather antiseptic ruin.
    • Lighting was selected to brighten without glaring, and displays were designed to be neat and clean, but not antiseptic.
    • It was a bit too clean and antiseptic to be really considered an evil lair.
    Synonyms
    characterless, colourless, soulless, bland, nondescript, uninspiring; clinical, institutional

noun

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  • An antiseptic compound or preparation: the inappropriate use of antiseptics [mass noun]: come into the house and have some antiseptic put on that wound
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    • Catheters impregnated with antiseptics and coated with antibiotics are now available.
    • The lesion had not responded to self prescribed topical antibiotics and antiseptics.
    • Semmelweis documented the importance of antiseptics in clinical medicine; the importance of biocides in the domicile environment remains to be determined.
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antiseptically

adverb
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  • Her blotter is crisp, doodle-free, as antiseptically intimidating as the crinkly butcher rolls doctors use on examination tables.
  • There is a push and pull on many of the tracks that they produce: the listener wants to embrace the diva and the words she sings, but is pulled away by the too-perfect sounds rinsed antiseptically clean.
  • The antiseptically white walls of the new galleries contrast with murkier spaces where the original concrete structure and chunky octagonal columns have been retained.

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