HyperDic: sterilization

English > 2 senses of the word sterilization:
NOUNactsterilization, sterilisationthe act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
actsterilization, sterilisationthe procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
sterilization > pronunciation
Soundssteh.rahlahzey'shahn; steh.rahlihzey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sterilization: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce).
Synonymsterilisation
Narrowerneutering, fixing, alteringThe sterilization of an animal
surgical contraceptioncontraception by surgical sterilization
Broaderoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Spanishesterilización
Catalanesterilització
Verbssterilizemake infertile
English > sterilization: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means).
Synonymsterilisation
Narrowerpasteurization, pasteurisationpartial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food
Broadercleaning, cleansing, cleanupThe act of making something clean
Spanishesterilización
Catalanesterilització
Verbssterilizemake free from bacteria

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