Definition of antisepsis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)əˈsepsəs/


The practice of using antiseptics to eliminate the microorganisms that cause disease. Compare with asepsis.
Example sentences
  • The overwhelming message was the need to teach and practice familiar prevention strategies, including asepsis, antisepsis, adjunctive measures, and appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis.
  • The most important progress in the surgical management of patients during the past 100 years has resulted from non-operative components of surgical care: anaesthesia, antisepsis, and asepsis.
  • The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee provides an in-depth review and guideline for hand antisepsis in healthcare settings.

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Syllabification: an·ti·sep·sis

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