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antiseptic Explained

antiseptic at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['æntə'septık]

antiseptic at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

antiseptic at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] a medicine that you put onto a wound to stop it from becoming infected// --He dabbed the cut with antiseptic.// --Mint is a mild antiseptic.//
antiseptic 2 adj helping to prevent infection// --an antiseptic cream// --Some herbs have antiseptic qualities.//

antiseptic at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Agents applied to living tissue to destroy or inhibit growth of infectious microorganisms. Disinfectants are used to destroy microorganisms on surfaces; antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents are given in shots or orally for infections but may also be applied locally for superficial infections. An antiseptic's efficiency depends on concentration, time, and temperature. Many antiseptics destroy specific types or forms of microorganisms (e.g., bacteria but not spores). Among the major families of antiseptics are alcohols, phenols, chlorine and iodine compounds, mercury-based tinctures, certain acridine dyes, and some essential oils.

antiseptic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

antiseptic at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

ческого стандарта в системах управления базами данных; см. SEQUELsqueeze
_v. уплотнять; сдвигать; перераспределять динамически распределяемую память (обычно на диске) таким образом, чтобы свободное пространство занимало непрерывный участок; см. defragmentation

Antiseptic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Antiseptic \An`ti*sep"tic\, Antiseptical \An`ti*sep"tic*al\, a.
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.

Antiseptic \An`ti*sep"tic\, n.
A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or
destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt,
carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona.

antiseptic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

antiseptic
n : a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease
without harming body tissues

antiseptic
adj 1: thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to
disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic
green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it
is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities" [ant:
{septic}]
2: clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices"
3: freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of
sturdy criticism"
4: made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms;
"sterilized instruments" [syn: {sterilized}, {sterilised}]
5: (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language; "lyrics as
antiseptic as Sunday School"

antiseptic at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: prefix » anti|septic

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Of, or relating to antisepsis, or the use of antiseptics.
    1. Capable of preventing microbial infection.
    2. Very clean; aseptic.
    3. Free of unpleasantness; sanitized or bowdlerized.
    4. 2001, John Allen, A Touch of Uncertainty
    5. : Forget all those Christmas cards with their ideal scenarios and antiseptic smiles. Stables are filthy and they stinkInter: .. » .

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » of or relating to antisepsis

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|antiseptique
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|antiseptičan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|antiséptico


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » capable of preventing microbial infection
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|antiseptinen
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|antiseptičan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|antiséptico
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|antiseptisk

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » very clean; aseptic
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|antiseptičan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|antiséptico

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sanitized or bowdlerized
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|antiseptičan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Any substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Generally includes only those that are used on living objects (as opposed to disinfectants) and aren't transported by the lymphatic system to destroy bacteria in the body (as opposed to antibiotics).

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » substance that inhibits the growth of microorganisms
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|antisepti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|antiseptique
    • Japanese: 防腐剤 (bōfuzai)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|antiseptik|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|antiséptico
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|antiseptikum|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * antibacterial
    • antibiotic

      Anagrams

      * psittacine


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