verb (used with object), pas·teur·ized, pas·teur·iz·ing.
- pasteurella pseudotuberculosis,
- pasteurella tularensis,
Origin of pasteurize
Examples from the Web for pasteurization
Pasteurization does kill bad bacteria, but it also kills good bacteria and other nutrients.Wisconsin Farmer to Stand Trial for Selling Raw Milk|Sarah Begley|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Such finings may be applied at the time of the first pasteurization or just before the final filtration and bottling.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
This is done by pasteurization, a method named after the French bacteriologist Louis Pasteur.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
It seems strange that this can be done, for the Pasteurization of course costs something.
1881, with -ize, after Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), French chemist and bacteriologist, who invented the process of heating food, milk, wine, etc., to kill most of the micro-organisms in it; distinguished from sterilization, which involves killing all of them. The surname is literally "Pastor." Related: Pasteurized; pasteurizing.