sterilant

[ster-uh-luh nt]

noun Chemistry.

a sterilizing agent.

Origin of sterilant

First recorded in 1940–45; sterile + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for sterilant

sterilant

noun

any substance or agent used in sterilization
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