/ (ˌpæstəraɪˈzeɪʃən, -stjə-, ˌpɑː-) /
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the process of heating beverages, such as milk, beer, wine, or cider, or solid foods, such as cheese or crab meat, to destroy harmful or undesirable microorganisms or to limit the rate of fermentation by the application of controlled heat
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Words nearby pasteurization
Pasteur, Pasteur effect, pasteurella, pasteurellosis, pasteurism, pasteurization, pasteurize, pasteurizer, Pasteur, Louis, pasticcio, pastiche
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How to use pasteurization in a sentence
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
This is done by pasteurization, a method named after the French bacteriologist Louis Pasteur.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
It took nearly two hours just to reach water pasteurization temperature.
Water pasteurization temperature was reached in 50 minutes, boiled eggs cooked in 70 minutes, and rice cooked in 75 minutes.
Pasteurization is the process of heating to a high temperature for a given length of time and quickly cooling.
The temperatures of pasteurization recommended for starter-making differ with the authority.
Scientific definitions for pasteurization
[ păs′chər-ĭ-zā′shən ]
A process in which an unfermented liquid, such as milk, or a partially fermented one, such as beer, is heated to a specific temperature for a certain amount of time in order to kill pathogens that could cause disease, spoilage, or undesired fermentation. During pasteurization, the liquid is not allowed to reach its boiling point so as to avoid changing its molecular structure.
The process of destroying most pathogens in certain foods, such as fish or clams, by irradiating them with gamma rays or other radiation to prevent spoilage. See Note at Pasteur.
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Cultural definitions for pasteurization
[ (pas-chuhr-i-zay-shuhn, pas-tuhr-i-zay-shuhn) ]
Heating a fluid, such as milk, for a specific period to kill harmful bacteria. This technique was developed by Louis Pasteur.
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