[uh-sep-tik, ey-sep-]
  1. a product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
  2. aseptics, (used with a singular verb) a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.

Origin of aseptic

First recorded in 1855–60; a-6 + septic
Related formsa·sep·ti·cal·ly, adverba·sep·ti·cism [uh-sep-tuh-siz-uh m, ey-sep-] /əˈsɛp təˌsɪz əm, eɪˈsɛp-/, nounnon·a·sep·tic, adjectivenon·a·sep·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for aseptically


  1. free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
  2. aiming to achieve a germ-free condition
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Word Origin and History for aseptically



1859, from a- (2) "not" + septic. As a noun from 1884.

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aseptically in Medicine


[ə-sĕptĭk, ā-]
  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by asepsis.
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aseptically in Science


[ə-sĕptĭk, ā-sĕptĭk]
  1. Free of microorganisms that cause disease.
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