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[pas-chuh-rahy-zer, pas-tuh-]
  1. an apparatus for pasteurizing milk and other liquids.
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Origin of pasteurizer

First recorded in 1895–1900; pasteurize + -er1
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Examples from the Web for pasteurizer

Historical Examples

  • An ideal low pressure-boiler and pasteurizer for home and farm.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930


  • The juice passes from the pasteurizer while still hot (about 160 F.) into the container, which should be sealed immediately.

  • A convenient form of apparatus is that known as Freeman's pasteurizer; another is the Walker-Gordon pasteurizer.

  • If the temperature of the water is too high, add cold water and lower the flame beneath the pasteurizer.

    Dietetics for Nurses

    Fairfax T. Proudfit

British Dictionary definitions for pasteurizer



  1. an apparatus for pasteurizing substances (esp milk)
  2. a person who carries out pasteurization
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