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ASEPSIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does asepsis mean? 

ASEPSIS (noun)
  The noun ASEPSIS has 2 senses:

1. (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
2. the process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms

  Familiarity information: ASEPSIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASEPSIS (noun)


Sense 1asepsis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

antisepsis; asepsis; sterileness; sterility

Hypernyms ("asepsis" is a kind of...):

sanitariness (the state of being conducive to health)


Sense 2asepsis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

antisepsis; asepsis

Hypernyms ("asepsis" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)


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