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Antiseptic vs. Septic

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Antisepticadjective

Of, or relating to antisepsis, or the use of antiseptics.

Septicadjective

Of or pertaining to sepsis.

Antisepticadjective

Capable of preventing microbial infection.

Septicadjective

Causing sepsis or putrefaction.

Antisepticadjective

Very clean; aseptic.

Septicadjective

Of or pertaining to sewage or the disposal of sewage.

‘septic tank; septic system’;

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Antisepticadjective

Free of unpleasantness; sanitized or bowdlerized.

Septicadjective

(mathematics) Of the seventh degree or order.

Antisepticnoun

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).

Septicnoun

A substance that causes sepsis or putrefaction.

Antisepticadjective

Counteracting or preventing putrefaction, or a putrescent tendency in the system; antiputrefactive.

Septicnoun

A septic tank; a system for the disposal of sewage into a septic tank, a septic system.

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Antisepticnoun

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.

Septicnoun

(mathematics) A mathematical object (function, curve, surface, etc.) of degree seven.

Antisepticnoun

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

Septicnoun

An American, a Yank.

Antisepticadjective

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’;

Septicadjective

Of the seventh degree or order.

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Antisepticadjective

clean and honest;

‘antiseptic financial practices’;

Septicadjective

Having power to promote putrefaction.

Antisepticadjective

freeing from error or corruption;

‘the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism’;

Septicnoun

A substance that promotes putrefaction.

Antisepticadjective

made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms;

‘sterilized instruments’;

Septicadjective

containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms;

‘a septic sore throat’; ‘a septic environment’; ‘septic sewage’;

Antisepticadjective

(extended sense) of exceptionally clean language;

‘lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School’;

Septicadjective

of or relating to or caused by putrefaction;

‘the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank’;

Antiseptic

An antiseptic (from Greek ἀντί anti, and σηπτικός sēptikos, ) is an antimicrobial substance or compound that is applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. Antiseptics are generally distinguished from antibiotics by the latter's ability to safely destroy bacteria within the body, and from disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms found on non-living objects.Antibacterials include antiseptics that have the proven ability to act against bacteria.

‘against’; ‘putrefactive’;

Septicadjective

(chiefly of a wound or a part of the body) infected with bacteria

‘his feet had gone septic’;

Septicadjective

denoting a drainage system incorporating a septic tank.

Septicnoun

a drainage system incorporating a septic tank.

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