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Definition of pasteurize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pasteurize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpæstʃəˌraɪz//
 
pasteurize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pasteurize
 
he / she / it pasteurizes
 
past simple pasteurized
 
-ing form pasteurizing
 
 
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to heat a liquid, especially milk, to a particular temperature and then cool it, in order to kill harmful bacteria pasteurized milk
pasteurization
 
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NAmE//ˌpæstʃərəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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