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Antiseptic

anti, against + sepsis, decay. Preventing or inhibiting the growth and multiplication of microorganisms, especially pathogenic microorganisms, without necessarily destroying them. See Also: Aseptic Aseptic Procedure Sterilize Sterilization Aseptic Aseptic Procedure Sterilize Sterilization Aseptic Aseptic Aseptic Procedure Disinfect Disinfection Sterilize Sterilization Sanitization Sanitize Aseptic Aseptic Procedure Disinfect Sterilize Sanitization Sanitizer Biocide Aseptic Aseptic Procedure Disinfect Sporicide Sanitization Sanitize