sterilizer

noun
ster·​il·​iz·​er | \ ˈster-ə-ˌlī-zər How to pronounce sterilizer (audio) \
plural sterilizers

Definition of sterilizer

: one that sterilizes something: such as
a : an apparatus for destroying viable microorganisms (as by the use of steam or dry heat) — compare autoclave, sterilant
b : a person whose work involves sterilizing something (such as medical equipment)

First Known Use of sterilizer

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Sterilizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sterilizer. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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sterilizer

noun
ster·​il·​iz·​er
variants: also British steriliser \ ˈster-​ə-​ˌlī-​zər How to pronounce sterilizer (audio) \

Medical Definition of sterilizer

: an apparatus for sterilizing (as by the agency of steam, ultraviolet radiation, or chemicals)

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