antiseptic

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