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a•sep•tic



Pronunciation: (u-sep'tik, ā-sep'-), [key]
adj.
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. aseptics, (used with a sing. v.) 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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