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Origin of antisepsis

First recorded in 1870–75; anti- + sepsis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for antisepsis


  1. destruction of undesirable microorganisms, such as those that cause disease or putrefactionCompare asepsis
  2. the state or condition of being free from such microorganisms
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antisepsis in Medicine


  1. Destruction of pathogenic organisms to prevent infection.
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antisepsis in Science


  1. The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
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