Definition of Antisepsis

1. Noun. (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms.

Exact synonyms: Asepsis, Sterileness, Sterility
Generic synonyms: Sanitariness
Derivative terms: Antiseptic, Aseptic, Sterile, Sterile

2. Noun. The process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms.
Exact synonyms: Asepsis
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Aseptic

Definition of Antisepsis

1. n. Prevention of sepsis by excluding or destroying microorganisms.

Definition of Antisepsis

1. Noun. The science and practice of countering microbial infection, as with the use of antiseptics, and the use of aseptic technique. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Any antiseptic agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antisepsis

1. [n -SEPSES]

Medical Definition of Antisepsis

1. Processes, procedures or chemical treatments that kill or inhibit micro organisms in contrast to asepsis where microorganisms are excluded. (13 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antisepsis

antisemitism
antisense
antisense DNA
antisense RNA
antisense strand
antisense therapy
antisenses
antisensuous
antisensuousness
antisentimental
antisepalous
antiseparatism
antiseparatist
antiseparatists
antisepses
antisepsis (current term)
antiseptic
antiseptic dressing
antiseptical
antiseptically
antisepticise
antisepticised
antisepticises
antisepticising
antisepticism
antisepticize
antisepticized
antisepticizes
antisepticizing
antiseptics

Literary usage of Antisepsis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on auto-intoxication in disease, or, Self-poisoning of the individual by Charles Bouchard, Sir Thomas Oliver (1906)
"On intestinal antisepsis. Conditions which a medicament ought to fulfill when destined to bring about intestinal antisepsis. Salicylate of bismuth, salts of ..."

2. Epitome of the history of medicine by Roswell Park (1901)
"Sepsis, Asepsis, and antisepsis. The Germ-theory of Disease. ... spoken of as "antiseptic surgery," and hence the title above: "The History of antisepsis. ..."

3. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1896)
"antisepsis. BY JM SPEAR, MD, CUMBERLAND, MD. Read before the Tri-State Medical Association of Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Prophylactic antisepsis.—CREDE (Munch, med. Woch., 1906, No. 24, p. 1160) states that the strictest asepsis in the management of accidental and operative ..."

5. Bacteriology by Arthur Isaac Kendall (1921)
"THE terms sterilization, disinfection, antisepsis and deodorization are frequently used indiscriminately, but it is important to distinguish between them. ..."

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