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pasteurize

[ pas-chuh-rahyz, pas-tuh- ]
/ 藞p忙s t蕛蓹藢ra瑟z, 藞p忙s t蓹- /
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verb (used with object), pas路teur路ized, pas路teur路iz路ing.
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.
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Also especially British, pas路teur路ise .

Origin of pasteurize

First recorded in 1880鈥85; Pasteur + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM pasteurize

pas路teur路i路za路tion, nounsu路per路pas路teur路ized, adjectiveul路tra路pas路teur路ized, adjectiveun路pas路teur路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pasteurize

pasteurize

pasteurise

/ (藞p忙st蓹藢ra瑟z, -stj蓹-, 藞p蓱藧-) /

verb (tr)
to subject (milk, beer, etc) to pasteurization
rare to subject (a patient) to pasteurism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for pasteurize

pasteurize
[ p膬sch蓹-r墨z鈥, p膬st蓹- ]

v.
To treat by pasteurization.
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