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aseptic

[ uh-sep-tik, ey-sep- ]
/ əˈsɛp tɪk, eɪˈsɛp- /
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adjective
free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
noun
a product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
aseptics, (used with a singular verb) a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.

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Origin of aseptic

First recorded in 1855–60; a-6 + septic

OTHER WORDS FROM aseptic

a·sep·ti·cal·ly, adverba·sep·ti·cism [uh-sep-tuh-siz-uhm, ey-sep-], /əˈsɛp təˌsɪz əm, eɪˈsɛp-/, nounnon·a·sep·tic, adjectivenon·a·sep·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for aseptic

aseptic
/ (əˈsɛptɪk, eɪ-) /

adjective
free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
aiming to achieve a germ-free condition
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Scientific definitions for aseptic

aseptic
[ ə-sĕptĭk, ā-sĕptĭk ]

Free of microorganisms that cause disease.
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