Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun antiseptic

1 sense of antiseptic

Sense 1
antiseptic -- (a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues)
       => medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug -- ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Antonyms of adj antiseptic

4 senses of antiseptic

Sense 1
antiseptic (vs. septic) -- (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")

septic (vs. antiseptic), infected -- (containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage")
        => abscessed -- (infected and filled with pus; "an abscessed tooth")
        => dirty, pestiferous -- (contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen)
        => contaminative -- (making impure by contact or mixing)
        => purulent, pussy -- (containing pus; "a purulent wound")
        => infectious, infective -- (caused by infection or capable of causing infection; "viruses and other infective agents"; "a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease")
        => putrefactive, putrefacient -- (causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction)
        => septicemic -- (characteristic of septicemia; "a septicemic temperature curve")

Sense 2
antiseptic -- (clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices")

INDIRECT (VIA incorrupt) -> corrupt -- (lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government")

Sense 3
antiseptic -- (freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA purifying) -> adulterating, adulterant -- (making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials")

Sense 4
antiseptic -- (devoid of objectionable language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School")

INDIRECT (VIA clean) -> dirty -- ((of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth")

Similarity of adj antiseptic

4 senses of antiseptic

Sense 1
antiseptic (vs. septic) -- (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")
       => aseptic, sterile -- (free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques")
       => bactericidal, disinfectant, germicidal -- (preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms)
       => cleansing, purifying -- (acting like an antiseptic)
       => nonpurulent -- (not containing pus)
       => uninfected, clean -- (free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound")
          Also See-> clean#1; germfree#1; healthful#1

Sense 2
antiseptic -- (clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices")
       => incorrupt (vs. corrupt) -- (free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible")

Sense 3
antiseptic -- (freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism")
       => purifying (vs. adulterating) -- (freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent")

Sense 4
antiseptic -- (devoid of objectionable language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School")
       => clean (vs. dirty), unobjectionable -- ((of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke")

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