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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.
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(ˈbæktəˌraɪz) or


vb (tr)
to subject to bacterial action
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(ˈbæk təˌraɪz)

v.t. -rized, -riz•ing.
to change in composition by means of bacteria.
bac`te•ri•za′tion, n.
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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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In order to investigate the optimum condition for the biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons soil was spiked with 2% petrol engine oil and bacterized with efficient consortium.
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