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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·ti·sep·tic /ˌæntəˈsɛptɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 an·ti·sep·tic /ˌæntəˈsɛptɪk/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·ti·sep·tic An·ti·sep·tic·al a. Counteracting or preventing putrefaction, or a putrescent tendency in the system; antiputrefactive.
 Antiseptic surgery, that system of surgical practice which insists upon a systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the dressing of wounds.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant:
      2: clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices"
      3: freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of
         sturdy criticism"
      4: made free from live bacteria or other microorganisms;
         "sterilized instruments" [syn: sterilized, sterilised]
      5: (extended sense) of exceptionally clean language; "lyrics as
         antiseptic as Sunday School"
      n : a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease
          without harming body tissues