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bacterize

[bak-tuh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), bac·te·rized, bac·te·riz·ing.
  1. to change in composition by means of bacteria.
Also especially British, bac·te·rise.

Origin of bacterize

First recorded in 1910–15; bacter- + -ize
Related formsbac·te·ri·za·tion, noun
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