Antiseptic

Definition of Antiseptic

An`ti`sep´tic
a.1.Counteracting or preventing putrefaction, or a putrescent tendency in the system; antiputrefactive.
Antiseptic surgery
that system of surgical practice which insists upon a systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the dressing of wounds.
n.1.a substance which kills or retards the growth of microorganisms, especially when used for protection against infection; a substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona, and many other agents sold commercially.

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