HyperDic: pasteurize

English > 1 sense of the word pasteurize:
VERBchangepasteurize, pasteuriseheat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
pasteurize > pronunciation
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > pasteurize: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningheat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pasteurize milk"
Cause tocondense, distill, distilUndergo condensation
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishpasterizar, pasteurizar
Participlepasteurizedhaving been subjected to pasteurization in order to halt fermentation
unpasteurizednot having undergone pasteurization
NounsPasteurFrench chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895)
pasteurizationpartial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

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