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Destruction of disease-causing microorganisms to prevent infection.
1. (Medicine) destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefaction. Compare asepsis
2. (Medicine) the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms
an•ti•sep•sis(ˌæn təˈsɛp sɪs)
destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
the destruction of microorganisms that cause infection. — antiseptic, adj.See also: Health
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|Noun||1.||antisepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms|
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
|2.||antisepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms|