bacterize

verb

bac·​te·​rize ˈbak-tə-ˌrīz How to pronounce bacterize (audio)
bacterized; bacterizing

transitive verb

: to subject to bacterial action
bacterization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacterize was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Bacterize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacterize. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

bacterize

transitive verb
bac·​te·​rize
variants or British bacterise
bacterized or British bacterised; bacterizing or British bacterising
: to subject to bacterial action
bacterization noun
or British bacterisation
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