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synonyms for sterilize

  • castrate
  • decontaminate
  • disinfect
  • neuter
  • pasteurize
  • sanitize
  • spay
  • alter
  • antisepticize
  • autoclave
  • change
  • clean
  • desexualize
  • emasculate
  • fix
  • fumigate
  • incapacitate
  • purify
  • make sterile
See also synonyms for: sterilized / sterilizer

antonyms for sterilize

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  • adulterate
  • aid
  • assist
  • continue
  • corrupt
  • dirty
  • help
  • keep
  • remain
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How to use sterilize in a sentence

Having the jars, covers, and rings in perfect condition, the next thing is to wash and sterilize them.
CANNED FRUIT, PRESERVES, AND JELLIES: HOUSEHOLD METHODS OF PREPARATIONMARIA PARLOA
If bottles are employed, be very careful to sterilize both bottles and corks.
CANNED FRUIT, PRESERVES, AND JELLIES: HOUSEHOLD METHODS OF PREPARATIONMARIA PARLOA
In canning sauce fill the jars with the hot sauce and sterilize 12 minutes in hot-water bath.
A LITTLE PRESERVING BOOK FOR A LITTLE GIRLAMY WATERMAN
If soft ripe, sterilize 16 minutes in hot-water bath; if flesh is very firm, 25 minutes.
A LITTLE PRESERVING BOOK FOR A LITTLE GIRLAMY WATERMAN
Then keep up a temperature that will allow the food to boil quietly for a period long enough to cook it soft and sterilize it.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 5WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
Then place the rubbers, adjust the jar tops, and proceed to sterilize and cook the cans of fruit.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 5WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
Proceed next to sterilize and cook it according to the method selected.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 5WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
Adjust the jar tops next, and proceed to sterilize and cook the jars of carrots according to the method selected.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 5WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
Then adjust the jar tops and proceed to sterilize and cook the jars of beets according to the directions for any preferred method.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 5WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
Then adjust the jar lids, and proceed to sterilize and cook the jars of food.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 5WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
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WORDS RELATED TO STERILIZE

  • alter
  • asexualize
  • caponize
  • change
  • cut
  • deprive of virility
  • desexualize
  • emasculate
  • eunuchize
  • fix
  • geld
  • mutilate
  • neuter
  • spay
  • sterilize
  • unsex
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.