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antisepticnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌæn.tiˈsep.tɪk/  us   /ˌæn.t̬iˈsep.tɪk/
a chemical used for preventing infection in an injury, especially by killing bacteria: Antiseptic is used to sterilize the skin before giving an injection. Many of the ingredients for antiseptics come from the rainforests.

antisepticadjective

uk   /ˌæn.tiˈsep.tɪk/  us   /ˌæn.t̬iˈsep.tɪk/
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antisepticnoun [C]

 us   /ˌæn·tɪˈsep·tɪk/
a chemical used to prevent infection from an injury, esp. by killing bacteria
antiseptic
adjective  us   /ˌæn·tɪˈsep·tɪk/
an antiseptic ointment
(Definition of antiseptic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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