used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
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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
- Scoops of chocolate in a metal cup frosted with ice, the whir of the blender; mingled scents of grilled meat and antiseptic.
- But the windshield—oh!" she said, as he put antiseptic on her cut.
There are no more uses of "antiseptic" in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.