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sterilizing

verb
present participle of sterilize

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as in spaying, castrating

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24 Feb 2020

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“Sterilizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sterilizing. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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