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  • I washed the wound and then used alcohol as an antiseptic.
  • The nurse always wipes the skin with an antiseptic swab before administering a shot.
  • We provide antiseptics and cotton and a place for the children to cry and nurse their wounds.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • Gently rinsing away the blood, putting on an antiseptic, and bandaging them beneath the cuffs.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • It’s more than the reinforced elevator, or the claustrophobia of being so far underground, or the caustic smell of antiseptic.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The stink of unwashed bodies, stale urine, and infection breaks through the cloud of antiseptic.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • We should have antiseptic in the kit, but I want water, too.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • "You know that wine is supposed to be for antiseptic purposes," Jace said, sprawling elegantly on the ground next to Alec.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • From all her talk of moving, I’d imagined a place full of boxes, something impersonal and antiseptic.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Boxes of latex gloves, surgical masks, antiseptic pads, rolls of tape.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, mild sedative, mild analgesic.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Dr. Lahiri reached into his coat pocket and produced a cloth that smelled of antiseptic.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Sighing, she changed her clothes, eager to be rid of the smell of antiseptic that lingered on them.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I could hear the two men murmuring and laughing over the buzz of the tattooing needle, the smell of antiseptic sharp in my nostrils.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Hortensia and Josefina scrubbed the little cabin until it was almost antiseptic.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • There’s an enormous piece of medical equipment squatting in the corner, emitting a series of periodic beeps, a tissue-paper-covered examination table, a stinging, antiseptic smell.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The smell of antiseptic and peroxide flooded the air, and I knew exactly where I was.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Sophie made grateful use of these facilities; indeed, she would have been required to use them, since the mistress of the mansion, Hedwig Hoss, possessed a Westphalian hausfrau’s phobia about dirt and made certain that any of the prisoners lodged beneath her roof keep clothing and person not merely clean but hygienic: potent antiseptics were prescribed for the laundry water and the prisoners domiciled in Haus Miss went around smelling of germicide.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It’s a clear night, moonless, filled with antiseptic stars.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • There was nothing I could do about the cracked metacarpal bones or the puncture wound except apply an antiseptic wash and a poultice and pray against a tetanus infection.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Alan looked around the bathroom for something like a bandage or antiseptic.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Drunkenly remembering something my mother had said, that perfume was antiseptic in a pinch, I went back to the living room where Boris was sprawled on the carpet with Popper sniffing anxiously at his bloodstained shirt.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • If the building itself, with its faded, antiseptic halls, didn’t communicate that law enforcement lacked a sense of style, the surrounding neighborhood surely did.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She got out the antiseptic, gripped his wrist.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • He also takes an antiseptic wipe from his pocket and offers it to Tobias.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • I look away as Eric wipes my neck with an antiseptic wipe and eases the needle into my skin.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The air smells of something sharp and antiseptic.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • And then he cleaned it all again, thoroughly, applied antiseptic cream, and bound me up.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The air stank of sweat and unwashed bodies, of feet, urine, cigarette smoke, and antiseptic.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • But the thought of Lucky on my motorcycle is more painful than the antiseptic crap Miss Koto is now rubbing on my wound.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Even under the smells of antiseptics and alcohol, she could smell the grassy smell of his skin.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • A first-aid kit with bandages and tubes of antiseptic paste and small scissors.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • Instead of antiseptic, the air smelled of charmed vanilla-scented candles that floated around the room.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • In the early twentieth century, the vision of a future society unbelievably rich, leisured, orderly, and efficient — a glittering antiseptic world of glass and steel and snow-white concrete — was part of the consciousness of nearly every literate person.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • This paying back of the antiseptic government for its literary terrors and conflagrations.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • He stepped into a lighted room full of men, bloody bandages and the odor of antiseptics; he deposited his burden on a bench, with no word of explanation to anyone, and walked out, not glancing behind him.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Instead of heading to Chapel Hill and two glorious weeks with Savannah, I traveled to Wilmington and spent my days by my dad’s bedside, breathing in the antiseptic odor that always made me think less of healing than of death itself.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • He sometimes wondered what had happened to transform his mother from the laughing, tender woman to whom the scent of lilac clung into the pale and subdued and antiseptic woman who seldom left the house, who lurked behind window curtains.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • He was the most typical figure of Gramarye, his tar being the antiseptic of his sheep.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • There was something fearful and minute about Doc Daneeka as he sat despondently outside his tent in the sunlight as often as he could, dressed in khaki summer trousers and a short-sleeved summer shirt that was bleached almost to an antiseptic gray by the daily laundering to which he had it subjected.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • All around me, the smells of cold metal and antiseptic were awakening horrible memories I had buried deep a long time ago.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • That day, a fresh doctor and ten nurses came in from the city of Yamaguchi with extra bandages and antiseptics, and the third day another physician and a dozen more nurses arrived from Matsue — yet there were still only eight doctors for ten thousand patients.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • "Nah, I wrecked that thing," he said, and dabbed antiseptic on my cut.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Jace recognized it as the box of medical supplies they used sometimes when runes weren’t an option—antiseptic, bandages, scissors, and gauze.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He cleaned the sutured wounds with an antiseptic and taped gauze pads over them and helped him to sit up.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • It was the antiseptic odour of the dissecting-room.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • I’ll put you in that beautiful, antiseptic, sterile, six-million-dollar hospital, and wrap you in cellophane, untouched by human hands.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I swiped two rolls of bandages from the shelf, a bottle of peroxide to clean the wound, and pocketed a tube of antiseptic ointment.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The whiteness of the uniforms, the shiny cruel instruments laid out on a napkin on a tray, the smell of antiseptics, and especially the cloudy sterilizer with its bloody red cross filled her with tongue-tied fright.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The smells of antiseptic and astringent seemed to energize him, and the feelings generated by human trauma and fear seemed to motivate him.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
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