antisepsis

[ an-tuh-sep-sis ]
/ ˌæn təˈsɛp sɪs /

noun

destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease.

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Origin of antisepsis

First recorded in 1870–75; anti- + sepsis
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British Dictionary definitions for antisepsis

antisepsis
/ (ˌæntɪˈsɛpsɪs) /

noun

destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefactionCompare asepsis
the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms
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Medical definitions for antisepsis

antisepsis
[ ăn′tĭ-sĕpsĭs ]

n.

Destruction of pathogenic organisms to prevent infection.
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Scientific definitions for antisepsis

antisepsis
[ ăn′tĭ-sĕpsĭs ]

The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
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