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Destruction of disease-causing microorganisms to prevent infection.
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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
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an•ti•sep•sis(ˌæn təˈsɛp sɪs)
destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
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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|
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