Definition of pasteurize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pasteurize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃəraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pasteurize
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃəraɪz//
 
he / she / it pasteurizes
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃəraɪzɪz//
 
past simple pasteurized
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃəraɪzd//
 
past participle pasteurized
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃəraɪzd//
 
-ing form pasteurizing
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃəraɪzɪŋ//
 
Animal farming
 
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pasteurize something to heat a liquid, especially milk, to a particular temperature and then cool it, in order to kill harmful bacteria pasteurized milk See related entries: Animal farming Word Origin late 19th cent.: from the name of L. Pasteur (1822-95), French chemist and bacteriologist + -ize.
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