bacterize(redirected from bacterizes)
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tr.v. bac·te·rized, bac·te·riz·ing, bac·te·riz·es
To change the composition of (something) by means of bacterial action.
bac′te·ri·za′tion (-rĭ-zā′shən) n.
to subject to bacterial action
v.t. -rized, -riz•ing.
to change in composition by means of bacteria.
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subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"