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a. Free of pathogenic microorganisms: aseptic surgical instruments.
b. Using methods to protect against infection by pathogenic microorganisms: aseptic surgical techniques.
2. Lacking animation or emotion: an aseptic smile.
1. (Medicine) free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
2. (Medicine) aiming to achieve a germ-free condition
a•sep•tic(əˈsɛp tɪk, eɪˈsɛp-)
free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
Free of microorganisms that cause disease: boiled the surgical instruments to make them aseptic.
Sterile; free of dangerous microorganisms, especially describing the conditions in which surgery is performed.
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|Adj.||1.||aseptic - free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"|
antiseptic - 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"