asepticism

aseptic

[uh-sep-tik, ey-sep-]
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:
1855–60; a-6 + septic

aseptically, adverb
asepticism [uh-sep-tuh-siz-uhm, ey-sep-] , noun
nonaseptic, adjective
nonaseptically, adverb
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aseptic (əˈsɛptɪk, eɪ-)
 
adj
1.  free from living pathogenic organisms; sterile
2.  aiming to achieve a germ-free condition

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

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