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antiseptic (s) (noun), antiseptics (pl)
1. An agent that reduces or prevents contamination; especially, by eliminating or reducing the growth of microorganisms that cause scourge or decay: Antiseptics prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms without damaging living tissues.
2. A substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of any disease-causing microorganisms; free of contamination or pollution: Health specialists say that the best antiseptic against illnesses and infection is a thorough hand washing with soap and warm water for at least 30 seconds; especially, whenever one is exposed to things handled by other people; such as, shopping carts or baskets.

One researcher said that people would be safer if they use a disinfectant or an antiseptic to wite the handle of the shopping cart just before they use it.

Researchers say they actually found more fecal bacteria on grocery cart handles than those that are normally found in some bathrooms, primarily because many bathrooms are disinfected more often than an antiseptic is used on the shopping cart handles.