pasteurize

[pas-chuh-rahyz, pas-tuh-]
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verb (used with object), pas·teur·ized, pas·teur·iz·ing.
  1. to expose (a food, as milk, cheese, yogurt, beer, or wine) to an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms, as those that can produce disease or cause spoilage or undesirable fermentation of food, without radically altering taste or quality.
Also especially British, pas·teur·ise.

Origin of pasteurize

First recorded in 1880–85; Pasteur + -ize
Related formspas·teur·i·za·tion, nounsu·per·pas·teur·ized, adjectiveul·tra·pas·teur·ized, adjectiveun·pas·teur·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unpasteurized

unpasteurized

unpasteurised

adjective
  1. (of milk, beer, etc) not subjected to pasteurization

pasteurize

pasteurise

verb (tr)
  1. to subject (milk, beer, etc) to pasteurization
  2. rare to subject (a patient) to pasteurism
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Word Origin and History for unpasteurized

pasteurize

v.

1881, with -ize, after Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), French chemist and bacteriologist, who invented the process of heating food, milk, wine, etc., to kill most of the micro-organisms in it; distinguished from sterilization, which involves killing all of them. The surname is literally "Pastor." Related: Pasteurized; pasteurizing.

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unpasteurized in Medicine

pasteurize

[păschə-rīz′, păstə-]
v.
  1. To treat by pasteurization.
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