Definition of pasteurize
: to subject to pasteurization
Recent Examples of pasteurize from the Web
Raw milk from cows, sheep, goats and other animals has not been pasteurized.
Parents should also make sure the juice has been pasteurized, the Academy advises.
In the 1970s, Coors used to be unavailable east of the Mississippi (something to do with the fact that it wasn’t pasteurized and thus needed constant refrigeration).
Shelf-stable varieties are pasteurized, which kills the healthy bacteria.
The thinking is that when milk is cooked, or pasteurized, many of the flavor-rich enzymes are destroyed.
While raw milk can be consumed locally, shipments must be pasteurized, refrigerated, and frozen for transport to Delhi and elsewhere in the region.
For instance, Cravendale’s own brand is filtered as well as pasteurized for a truly mind-boggling 21 days of (unopened) freshness.
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Origin and Etymology of pasteurize
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
PASTEURIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of pasteurize for Students
: to keep a liquid (as milk) for a time at a temperature high enough to kill many harmful germs and then cool it rapidly
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