sterilise

Definitions

General English

  • verb to make a person unable to have children

Agriculture

  • verb to make an organism unable to have offspring

Food

  • verb to heat food to between 115°C and 140°C in order to kill all pathogenic organisms and most microorganisms and spores

Medical

  • verb to make something completely free from microorganisms which might cause infection
  • verb to make someone unable to have children

Travel

  • verb to make something free from bacteria or microbes
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