pasteurize

verb
pas·teur·ize | \ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz, ˈpas-tyə-, -tə- \
pasteurized; pasteurizing

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pasteurizer noun

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Cultured buttermilk is from milk that has been pasteurized and homogenized. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "The basics of buttermilk," 12 June 2018 Depending on the week, the culinary projects range from pasteurizing milk to making goat cheese and from stirring up strawberry jam to canning beans. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Farming out the kids: Gathering eggs, milking cows, cooking teach about country life," 3 July 2018 Parfait, a shop in the Ballard neighborhood, pasteurizes its own ice cream base onsite and makes everything from fudge brownies to sprinkles from scratch. Morgan Goldberg, USA TODAY, "The Emerald City's ultimate ice cream trail," 18 June 2018 Drought’s 12-ounce bottle requires three-to-five pounds of fresh fruit to produce, for instance, and the drinks are made in small batches that aren’t heat pasteurized. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Small Brands Are Taking a Thousand Little Bites Out of Campbell’s Business," 21 May 2018 Conspiracies, wild and raw online, are often pasteurized on their way into the mainstream. Author: Michael M. Grynbaum, Anchorage Daily News, "Right-wing media uses Florida school shooting as fodder for conspiracy theories," 21 Feb. 2018 Conspiracies, wild and raw online, are often pasteurized on their way into the mainstream. Author: Michael M. Grynbaum, Anchorage Daily News, "Right-wing media uses Florida school shooting as fodder for conspiracy theories," 21 Feb. 2018 To play it safe, the Centers for Disease Control advises not eating foods with raw or undercooked eggs unless they're pasteurized, and to keep all eggs refrigerated at 40 degrees or cooler to keep bad bacteria from growing. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "200 million eggs were recalled for salmonella. How do they get contaminated, anyhow?," 17 Apr. 2018 Conspiracies, wild and raw online, are often pasteurized on their way into the mainstream. Author: Michael M. Grynbaum, Anchorage Daily News, "Right-wing media uses Florida school shooting as fodder for conspiracy theories," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of pasteurize

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pasteurize

Louis Pasteur

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pasteurize

verb
pas·teur·ize | \ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz, ˈpa-stə-\
pasteurized; pasteurizing

Kids Definition of pasteurize

: to keep a liquid (as milk) for a time at a temperature high enough to kill many harmful germs and then cool it rapidly

Other Words from pasteurize

pasteurizer noun

pasteurize

transitive verb
pas·teur·ize
variants: also British pasteurise \ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz, ˈpas-tə- \
pasteurized also British pasteurised; pasteurizing also British pasteurising

Medical Definition of pasteurize 

: to subject to pasteurization

Other Words from pasteurize

pasteurizer also British pasteuriser noun

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