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ster·il·ize

 (stĕr′ə-līz′)
tr.v. ster·il·ized, ster·il·iz·ing, ster·il·iz·es
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
3.
a. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
b. To render (land) unfruitful.
4. Economics To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
5. To make inoffensive or innocuous: sterilized the terminology with euphemisms.

ster′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ster′il·iz′er n.

sterilization

(ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

sterilisation

n
1. the act or procedure of sterilizing or making sterile
2. the state of being sterile; sterilized condition

sterilization

Surgery to prevent conception, often permanently, though some methods are reversible. See hysterectomy, tubal ligation, vasectomy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sterilization - the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)sterilization - the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
altering, neutering, fixing - the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization
2.sterilization - the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
pasteurisation, pasteurization - partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

sterilization

noun
1. The act or an instance of making one incapable of reproducing sexually:
2. The state or condition of being unable to reproduce sexually:
3. The state or condition of being free from microorganisms:
Translations
sterilizace
sterilisation
sterilizálás
gerilsneyîing; ófrjósemisaîgerî
sterilizácia
kısırlaştırmamikroplardan arındırma

sterilization

[ˌsterɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nesterilización f

sterilization

[ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] sterilisation (British) n
[equipment, medical instruments, water, milk] → stérilisation f
[person, animal] → stérilisation f

sterilization

sterilization

[ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nsterilizzazione f

sterile

(ˈsterail) adjective
1. (of soil, plants, humans and other animals) unable to produce crops, seeds, children or young.
2. free from germs. A surgeon's equipment must be absolutely sterile.
steˈrility (-ˈri-) noun
ˈsterilize, ˈsterilise (-ri-) verb
1. to make (a woman etc) sterile.
2. to kill germs in (eg milk) or on (eg surgical instruments) by boiling.
ˌsteriliˈzation, ˌsteriliˈsation noun

ster·il·i·za·tion

n. esterilización.
1. procedimiento que impide la reproducción;
2. destrucción completa de microorganismos;
dry heat ______por calor seco;
gas ______ por gas;
vapor ______ por vapor.

sterilization

n esterilización f
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