sterilant

[ ster-uh-luh nt ]
/ ˈstɛr ə lənt /

noun Chemistry.

a sterilizing agent.

Nearby words

  1. stereovision,
  2. steric,
  3. steric hindrance,
  4. sterigma,
  5. sterigmatic,
  6. sterile,
  7. sterile cyst,
  8. sterilely,
  9. sterility,
  10. sterilization

Origin of sterilant

First recorded in 1940–45; sterile + -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for sterilant

sterilant

/ (ˈstɛrɪlənt) /

noun

any substance or agent used in sterilization
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