presterilize

verb pre·ster·il·ize \ ˌprē-ˈster-ə-ˌlīz \
variants: or pre-sterilize

Definition of presterilize

presterilized or pre-sterilized; presterilizing or pre-sterilizing
: to make (something) sterile in advance
  • The jars should be presterilized.
  • They always presterilize the instruments.

presterilization

play \ˌprē-ˌster-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ or pre-sterilization noun
    • presterilization of lab equipment

presterilized

or pre-sterilized adjective
    • using presterilized containers

First Known Use of presterilize

1900

in the meaning defined above

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