antisepticism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

antiseptic +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

antisepticism (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) The use of antiseptics.
    • 1894, Canadian practitioner (volume 19)
      The temperature chart is very interesting, and yet very like that which was not uncommonly seen in both hospital and private surgical practice before the days of antisepticism.