verb (used with object), pas·teur·ized, pas·teur·iz·ing.
- pasteurella pseudotuberculosis,
- pasteurella tularensis,
Origin of pasteurize
Examples from the Web for pasteurize
Apparatus of sufficient capacity to pasteurize on a commercial scale.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition|H. L. Russell
They will tell these mothers why it is necessary to pasteurize the milk before feeding it to the baby.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)|Grant Hague
Unless the milk is perfectly fresh, and has been handled with great care, it is safer to sterilize or pasteurize it.Public School Domestic Science|Mrs. J. Hoodless
To pasteurize milk we heat it to a temperature of not over 170 Fahrenheit for from ten minutes to half an hour.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Parents in small towns and in the country should be taught to pasteurize all milk.Civics and Health|William H. Allen
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.