pasteurize

verb
pas·​teur·​ize | \ ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz How to pronounce pasteurize (audio) , ˈpas-tyə- How to pronounce pasteurize (audio) , -tə- How to pronounce pasteurize (audio) \
pasteurized; pasteurizing

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Other Words from pasteurize

pasteurizer noun

Examples of pasteurize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In terms of food safety, 145 degrees is fine when using sous vide because the long, steady heat pasteurizes the meat. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "The sous-vide machine to the rescue," 20 Nov. 2019 In terms of food safety, 145 degrees is fine when using sous vide because the long, steady heat pasteurizes the meat. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "The sous-vide machine to the rescue," 20 Nov. 2019 Once the turkey is at 145 degrees, leave it in the bag in the water for an additional 15 minutes to pasteurize it. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "The sous-vide machine to the rescue," 20 Nov. 2019 Donations are inspected, pasteurized, bottled and frozen at the nonprofit organization’s new headquarters in Valhalla, N.Y., before they are shipped out to depots and hospitals with dry ice or delivered to private homes by the Sirens. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "Why these bikers crisscross New York delivering donated breast milk," 4 Nov. 2019 Caporicci runs one of a few Bay Area ice cream shops licensed to pasteurize ice cream base in-house. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "The molecular science behind a Larkspur shop’s blueberry ice cream," 27 Sep. 2019 In terms of food safety, 145 degrees is fine when using sous vide because the long, steady heat pasteurizes the meat. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Your Thanksgiving Helper? The Sous-Vide Machine," 8 Nov. 2019 Food safety standards vary by country, so people should ensure their dairy products are properly pasteurized before consumption, the CDC said. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Humans can get tuberculosis from deer, the CDC says," 29 Sep. 2019 For context refer to this flow chart: Milk comes from cows → cream comes from milk → cream gets pasteurized → this cream is churned into butter. Lucinda Scala Quinn, Washington Post, "How to put fancy, high-fat butter to its best use," 21 June 2019

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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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The first known use of pasteurize was in 1881

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19 Jan 2020

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“Pasteurize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pasteurize. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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pasteurize

verb
pas·​teur·​ize | \ ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz How to pronounce pasteurize (audio) , 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 How to pronounce pasteurise (audio) , ˈpas-​tə-​ How to pronounce pasteurise (audio) \
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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