- the technique of preventing infection, the growth of microorganisms, etc.
- the condition of being antiseptic
- the use of antiseptics
Origin of antisepsisanti- + sepsis
Destruction of disease-causing microorganisms to prevent infection.
(usually uncountable, plural antisepses)
- The science and practice of countering microbial infection, as with the use of antiseptics, and the use of aseptic technique.
- (archaic) Any antiseptic agent.