antiseptic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"antiseptic" in British English

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antisepticnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌæn.tiˈsep.tɪk/  us   /-t̬i-/
a ​chemical used for ​preventinginfection in an ​injury, ​especially by ​killingbacteria: 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   /-t̬i-/
completelyfree from ​infection: In the 1870s and 1880s, ​doctorsbegan to ​follow the ​principles of antiseptic ​surgery. disapproving too ​clean and ​showing no ​imagination and ​character: There's an antiseptic ​feeling to the new ​towncentre, with ​itscoveredshoppingmall.
(Definition of antiseptic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"antiseptic" in American English

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antisepticnoun [C]

 us   /ˌæn·tɪˈsep·tɪk/
a ​chemical used to ​preventinfection from an ​injury, esp. by ​killingbacteria
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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