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aseptic

[uh-sep-tik, ey-sep-] /əˈsɛp tɪk, eɪˈsɛp-/
adjective
1.
free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
noun
2.
a product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
3.
aseptics, (used with a singular verb) a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; a-6 + septic
Related forms
aseptically, adverb
asepticism
[uh-sep-tuh-siz-uh m, ey-sep-] /əˈsɛp təˌsɪz əm, eɪˈsɛp-/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonaseptic, adjective
nonaseptically, adverb
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Examples from the web for aseptic
  • Ideal that candidate has research emphasis in food safety and experience with aseptic processing.
  • At the hospital, the writer was still learning aseptic technique--the ritual cleanliness that surrounds the operating room.
  • If research can get down to this singularity, then aseptic, pure cellular power could be gleaned from the beakers.
  • Work with the bacillus itself must be confined to aseptic safety cabinets.
  • We can only talk of medicine as it is not-bloodless, aseptic, and somehow divorced from our own understanding of humanity.
  • The silken tofu packed in aseptic boxes yields a slightly better texture than that packed in tubs.
British Dictionary definitions for aseptic

aseptic

/əˈsɛptɪk; eɪ-/
adjective
1.
free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
2.
aiming to achieve a germ-free condition
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Word Origin and History for aseptic
adj.

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

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aseptic in Medicine

aseptic a·sep·tic (ə-sěp'tĭk, ā-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by asepsis.

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aseptic in Science
aseptic
  (ə-sěp'tĭk, ā-sěp'tĭk)   
Free of microorganisms that cause disease.
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