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a·sep·sis

 (ə-sĕp′sĭs, ā-)
n.
1. The state of being free of pathogenic microorganisms.
2. The process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organisms.
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asepsis

(əˈsɛpsɪs; eɪ-)
n
1. (Medicine) the state of being free from living pathogenic organisms
2. (Medicine) the methods of achieving a germ-free condition
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a•sep•sis

(əˈsɛp sɪs, eɪˈsɛp-)

n.
1. absence of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.
2. methods, as sterile surgical techniques, used to assure asepsis.
[1890–95]
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asepsis

1. absence of bacteria of a harmful nature.
2. the techniques of achieving this condition. — aseptic, adj.
See also: Cleanliness
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organismsasepsis - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
2.asepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganismsasepsis - the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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