pasteurize

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verb pas·teur·ize \ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz, ˈpas-tyə-, -tə-\

Definition of pasteurize

pasteurized

;

pasteurizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to pasteurization

pasteurizer

noun

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Origin and Etymology of pasteurize

Louis Pasteur


PASTEURIZE Defined for Kids

pasteurize

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verb pas·teur·ize \ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz, ˈpa-stə-\

Definition of pasteurize for Students

pasteurized

;

pasteurizing

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

pasteurizer

noun

Medical Dictionary

pasteurize

transitive verb pas·teur·ize
variants: also British

pasteurise

\ˈpas-chə-ˌrīz, ˈpas-tə-\play play

Medical Definition of pasteurize

pasteurized

also British

pasteurised

;

pasteurizing

also British

pasteurising

  1. :  to subject to pasteurization

pasteurizer

also British

pasteuriser

noun


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