pasteurize

verb

pasteurized; pasteurizing
pasteurizer noun

Examples of pasteurize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Raw milk is milk from cows or other animals that has not been pasteurized. Carma Hassan, CNN, 16 Feb. 2024 The milk is pasteurized and homogenized five days a week. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2024 Contamination possibilities range from drinking a glass of raw milk that hasn’t been pasteurized to eating a lettuce leaf that was exposed to the bacteria during kitchen prep. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2024 Finally, the matter is heated to pasteurize it, killing unwanted pathogens. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 17 Jan. 2023 Correspondent Faith Salie talks with representatives of the Rich Earth Institute about the process of collecting, pasteurizing and distributing massive quantities of pee, and with farmers and gardeners in Vermont who are using urine on their land. David Morgan, CBS News, 11 Jan. 2024 Avoid the canned kind; it is pasteurized to have a longer shelf life and doesn't have as much flavor or aroma as the fresh stuff. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 30 Dec. 2023 Donations are then combined, put in sealed bottles, pasteurized and cooled. Campbell Roper, arkansasonline.com, 18 Dec. 2023 Photograph by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Thu Buser Just the Best: Trader Joe’s Orange Juice Fresh Squeezed The ingredients: Unlike most juices, Trader Joe’s Fresh Squeezed OJ isn’t pasteurized. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 8 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Louis Pasteur

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pasteurize was in 1881

Dictionary Entries Near pasteurize

Cite this Entry

“Pasteurize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pasteurize. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

pasteurize

verb
pas·​teur·​ize ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz How to pronounce pasteurize (audio) ˈpas-tə- How to pronounce pasteurize (audio)
pasteurized; pasteurizing
: to expose to pasteurization
pasteurizer noun
Etymology

named for Louis Pasteur 1822–1895 French chemist

Medical Definition

pasteurize

transitive verb
pas·​teur·​ize
variants also British pasteurise
pasteurized also British pasteurised; pasteurizing also British pasteurising
: to subject to pasteurization
pasteurizer noun
also British pasteuriser
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