Origin of sterilization
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Examples from the Web for sterilization
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
March 25, 2014
Why the sterilization and eugenics programs are running in different countries in one way or another under the umbrella of UNO.The Taliban’s Letter to Malala Yousafzai
The Daily Beast
July 17, 2013
“The windows, the doors, the operating tables, the hospital beds, the sterilization equipment, they destroyed all,” she said.Terrorists Kidnap a Hero
May 10, 2010
The second sterilization may be conducted in a wash-boiler or similar receptacle.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Understand the sterilization of milk, and care of dairy utensils and appliances.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
But neither certification nor sterilization should be compulsory.The Task of Social Hygiene
This method is often followed where pasteurization or sterilization is not desired.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition
H. L. Russell
Meta walked by outside and he realized the sterilization process was finished.Deathworld
- the act or procedure of sterilizing or making sterile
- the state of being sterile; sterilized condition
Word Origin and History for sterilization
1874, noun of action from sterilize.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act or procedure of sterilizing.
- The condition of being sterile or sterilized.
- 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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