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Definition of pasteurization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pasteurization

 noun
(British English also -isation) noun
BrE BrE//ˌpɑːstʃəraɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæstʃərəˈzeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the process of heating a liquid, especially milk, to a particular temperature and then cooling it, in order to kill harmful bacteria