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germ-free Line breaks: germ-free

Definition of germ-free in English:

adjective

Containing no germs; sterile or clean: an enclosed, germ-free environment
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  • Only constant cleaning by me kept our little corner of the ward relatively germ-free.
  • By the 1890s aseptic surgery - performed in a germ-free surgical area with sterilized equipment - became the norm in American surgery.
  • I've heard a theory that our mania to be germ-free is compromising some people's immune systems through sheer inactivity.

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