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aseptic

a·sep·tic

aseptic

 
 
pronunciation:
eI sep tihk
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: free of bacteria or germs that cause disease or decay.
The area of skin should be aseptic before giving the injection.
similar words:
antiseptic, sanitary
definition 2: acting to prevent infection.
He rubbed the skin with an aseptic solution.
definition 3: pale or unenthusiastic.
The receptionist gave me an aseptic greeting, barely even looking up from her schedule book.The film received an aseptic reception from the critics.
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derivation: aseptically (adv.)
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