presterilize

verb
pre·​ster·​il·​ize | \ ˌprē-ˈster-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce presterilize (audio) \
variants: or pre-sterilize
presterilized or pre-sterilized; presterilizing or pre-sterilizing

Definition of presterilize

transitive verb

: to make (something) sterile in advance The jars should be presterilized. They always presterilize the instruments.

Other Words from presterilize

presterilization \ ˌprē-​ˌster-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce presterilization (audio) \ 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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“Presterilize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presterilize. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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