- non·ster·i·li·za·tion, noun
- re·ster·i·li·za·tion, noun
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How to use sterilization in a sentence
Officials would have to increase the pace of sterilizations to about 30 per year, half of them in females, to have any effect.Invasion of the hippos: Colombia is running out of time to tackle Pablo Escobar’s wildest legacy | Sarah Kaplan | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
In short, it spreads through the air, and if we been able to understand that earlier, much of the early guidance could have focused more on ventilation and outdoor work rather than plexiglass and the sterilization of surfaces.Terrible Year, Great Discoveries: Our Favorite Stories of 2020 | Randy Dotinga | December 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
As lawyers, medical experts, journalists, and congress people continue to gather evidence on the claims, it’s important to remember that the US has sanctioned race-based sterilization in the past century.Medical experts have uncovered more evidence of sterilization practices on women held by ICE | Purbita Saha | October 27, 2020 | Popular-Science
The last legal forced sterilization in Oregon, for example, was performed less than 40 years ago.Medical experts have uncovered more evidence of sterilization practices on women held by ICE | Purbita Saha | October 27, 2020 | Popular-Science
In late March, she sketched out an idea for a small sterilization unit.Tackling the novel coronavirus calls for novel ideas | Kathiann Kowalski | May 7, 2020 | Science News For Students
The same goes for forced or coercive sterilization of women with disabilities, which is more common than people realize.#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism Leaves the Disabled Behind | Elizabeth Heideman | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1966 the writer Penelope Mortimer endured a painful sterilization operation that left her with a giant scar across her belly.The Neglected Penelope Mortimer Was a Novelist Ahead of Her Time | Jessica Ferri | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a world before birth control, before choice, Mortimer had survived abortion, and sterilization.The Neglected Penelope Mortimer Was a Novelist Ahead of Her Time | Jessica Ferri | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Why the sterilization and eugenics programs are running in different countries in one way or another under the umbrella of UNO.
We are right, of course, to take issue with those who characterized this story as one of forced sterilization or genocide.How To Put The Ethiopian-Israeli Birth Control Controversy To Rest | Emily L. Hauser | March 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Medicine and surgery—well, there's a huge program of compulsory sterilization, and another one of eugenic marriage-control.Hunter Patrol | Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
This mixture, after sterilization, is poured into flat dishes with loose-fitting covers.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
In using this method sterilization is completed in a single period, saving time, fuel and labor.
When boiling water is thus used the sterilization period in hot-water bath is thirty minutes.
For vegetables which have been gathered over 24 hours increase the time of sterilization by adding one-fifth.
British Dictionary definitions for sterilization
the act or procedure of sterilizing or making sterile
the state of being sterile; sterilized condition
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Scientific definitions for sterilization
The procedure of destroying all microorganisms in or on a given environment, such as a surgical instrument, in order to prevent the spread of infection. This is usually done by using heat, radiation, or chemical agents.
Any of various surgical procedures intended to eliminate the capacity to reproduce in humans or animals.
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Cultural definitions for sterilization
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