autoclave

Definitions

General Science

Cars & Driving

  • noun a sealable high-pressure container used for polymerisation and in tyre production

Construction

Food

  • A high-pressure-steamed and steam-heated chamber which cooks food very rapidly and which is also used to sterilize canned and bottled food

Medical

  • noun equipment for sterilising surgical instruments using heat under high pressure

Wine

  • a sealed container used to produce sparkling wines using the Charmat or bulk process, e.g. Asti spumante
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