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desterilize

[ dee-ster-uh-lahyz ]
/ diˈstɛr əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), de·ster·i·lized, de·ster·i·liz·ing.

to utilize an idle fund or commodity, as when a nation issues currency against gold previously unused.

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Also especially British, de·ster·i·lise .

Origin of desterilize

OTHER WORDS FROM desterilize

de·ster·i·li·za·tion, noun
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