To see Multiple Meanings of
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Multiple Meanings

I washed the wound and then used alcohol as an antiseptic.
a substance used to clean wounds because it prevents infection by killing harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria

or more rarely when used as an adjective:  describing something as thoroughly clean and free of micro-organisms

Much more rarely, "antiseptic" is used to indicate something that is too planned — lacking in organic or natural character.
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading