Definition of pasteurize
: to subject to pasteurization
Recent Examples of pasteurize from the Web
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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