What is another word for Antiseptics?

Pronunciation: [ˌantɪsˈɛptɪks] (IPA)

Antiseptics are commonly used as a disinfectant to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms on the surface of the skin. However, there are numerous synonyms for antiseptics, some of which include germicides, bactericides, disinfectants, sanitizers, and sterilants. Germicides are used to kill germs and bacteria while bactericides are chemicals that are specifically designed to kill bacteria. Disinfectants generally refer to agents that are used to kill germs on surfaces while sanitizers are designed to reduce the number of germs and bacteria on hands and surfaces. Sterilants refer to chemicals or compounds that are designed to completely eliminate all microorganisms on a given surface. Overall, these synonyms are typically used interchangeably and all refer to the same basic concept of eliminating harmful microorganisms from a given surface or area.

What are the hypernyms for Antiseptics?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Antiseptics

The application of Antiseptics to wounds thus made will reduce the percentage of deaths to a minimum.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Experiments by Loeffler and Froesch, as well as recent experiments which have been made in Denmark and Germany, indicate that the infection is comparatively easy to destroy by heat or the usual Antiseptics.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
13. Are Antiseptics good for them?
"A Handbook of Health"
Woods Hutchinson

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