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an·ti·sep·tic

antiseptic

 
pronunciation:
aen tih sep tihk
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance or drug that kills germs that cause disease or decay.
The doctor put an antiseptic on the wound.
synonyms:
disinfectant
similar words:
purifier, wash
derivation: antiseptically (adv.)
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  bacteria, disease, drug, first aid, hygiene