Definition of antiseptic in English:


Syllabification: an·ti·sep·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌantiˈseptik


  • 2Scrupulously clean or pure, especially so as to be bland or characterless: the antiseptic modernity of a conference center
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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.
    characterless, colorless, soulless; clinical, institutional; dispassionate, detached


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Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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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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