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Meaning of aseptic

a•sep•tic

Pronunciation: (u-sep'tik, ā-sep'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
—n.
  1. a product, as milk or fruit juice, that is marketed in an aseptic package or container.
  2. a system of packaging sterilized products in airtight containers so that freshness is preserved for several months.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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