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bac·te·rize

 (băk′tə-rīz′)
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.

bacterize

(ˈbæktəˌraɪz) or

bacterise

vb (tr)
to subject to bacterial action

bac•te•rize

(ˈbæk təˌraɪz)

v.t. -rized, -riz•ing.
to change in composition by means of bacteria.
[1910–15]
bac`te•ri•za′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bacterize - subject to the action of bacteria
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"
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Regardless, these mixtures can contain low concentrations of trace metals or toxic metabolites, or if bacterized, toxins that can affect larval survival and growth (Calabrese & Davis 1970).