also anti-septic, "inimical to micro-organisms which cause disease, putrefaction, etc.," 1750, from anti- "against" + septic "pertaining to putrefaction." Figurative use by 1820. As a noun meaning "an antiseptic substance" by 1803.
it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities
doctors in antiseptic green coats
the antiseptic effect of alcohol
antiseptic financial practices
the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism
lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School