Antiseptic


Antiseptic
Antiseptic An`ti*sep"tic, n. 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.