- to expose (a food, as milk, cheese, yogurt, beer, or wine) to an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms, as those that can produce disease or cause spoilage or undesirable fermentation of food, without radically altering taste or quality.
Origin of pasteurize
Related Words for pasteurizedecontaminate, neuter, disinfect, spay, sanitize, castrate, pasteurize, emasculate, fix, purify, incapacitate, clean, fumigate, alter, change, autoclave, desexualize, antisepticize, unsex, geld
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Historical Examples of pasteurize
Parents in small towns and in the country should be taught to pasteurize all milk.Civics and Health
William H. Allen
It gets into their young intestines, God bless 'em, and makes you pasteurize all they eat.His Family
To pasteurize milk in the home, proceed in the manner illustrated in Fig. 3.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
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
- to subject (milk, beer, etc) to pasteurization
- rare to subject (a patient) to pasteurism
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.
- To treat by pasteurization.