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Some men set to work to load these into the holds—to be sterilized later.

John approached one of the surgeons, swathed in sterilized clothes and apron.

All cans, pails, and bottles should also be sterilized daily.

When milk is heated to a temperature above 180°, it is sterilized.

All meats, fruits and vegetables are sterilized on this principle.

Milk may be preserved for several days if "pasteurized" or "sterilized."

After the man and the woman have been sterilized there is no objection to their getting married.

Now you take a sterilized Christian—I mean, you take the sterilized Christian, for there's only one.

Bones found a needle, and sterilized it in the flame of a spirit lamp.

The milkers should have clean clothes and hands, and all receptacles should be sterilized.

WORD ORIGIN

"destroy the fertility of," 1690s (in reference to soil), from sterile + -ize; of living things from 1828. Meaning "render free of microorganisms" is from 1878. Related: Sterilized; sterilizing.

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