sterilizer


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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.
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sterilizer

(ˈstɛrɪˌlaɪzə) or

steriliser

n
(Biology) a person, substance, or device that sterilizes
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sterilizer

In mine warfare, a device included in mines to render the mine permanently inoperative on expiration of a pre-determined time after laying.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sterilizer - a device for heating substances above their boiling pointsterilizer - a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments
digester - autoclave consisting of a vessel in which plant or animal materials are digested
pressure cooker - autoclave for cooking at temperatures above the boiling point of water
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
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Translations

sterilizer

n (for instruments) → Sterilisator m
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