Definition of Sterilization

1. Noun. The act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce).




2. Noun. The procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means).
Exact synonyms: Sterilisation
Generic synonyms: Cleaning, Cleansing, Cleanup
Specialized synonyms: Pasteurisation, Pasteurization
Derivative terms: Sterilise, Sterilize

Definition of Sterilization

1. n. The act or process of sterilizing, or rendering sterile; also, the state of being sterile.

Definition of Sterilization

1. Noun. The process of treating something to kill or inactivate microorganisms. ¹

2. Noun. A procedure to permanently prevent an organism from reproducing. ¹

3. Noun. an instance of a sterilization procedure ¹

4. Noun. A monetary policy operation used to offset a foreign exchange intervention. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sterilization

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterilization

sterile
sterilely
sterileness
sterilisation
sterilisations
sterilise
sterilised
steriliser
sterilisers
sterilises
sterilising
sterilities
sterility
sterilizable
sterilizated
sterilization (current term)
sterilizations
sterilize
sterilized
sterilizer
sterilizers
sterilizes
sterilizing
sterino
sterinos
sterlet
sterlets
sterling
sterling(a)
sterling area

Literary usage of Sterilization

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1. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"There are still opportunities for practical gardeners to improve the appliances for sterilization which will render the operation more efficient and reduce ..."

2. The Principles of Bacteriology: A Practical Manual for Students and Physicians by Alexander Crever Abbott (1921)
"Principles of sterilization by Heat—Methods Employed—Discontinued sterilization—Fractional sterilization—Apparatus Employed—sterilization under ..."

3. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America: (The United States by United States Pharmacopoeial Convention (1820)
"sterilization The term " sterilization " as employed in the practice of medicine ... The important subject of sterilization cannot be treated with any great ..."

4. Household Bacteriology for Students in Domestic Sciences by Estelle Denis Buchanan, Robert Earle Buchanan (1913)
"CHAPTER X sterilization sterilization may be defined as that process whereby any ... sterilization may be effected either by physical or by chemical means. ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1899)
"Steam sterilization under pressure is the most effectual method known, ... An efficient, economical method that would produce steam sterilization under ..."

6. The Principles of Bacteriology: A Practical Manual for Students and Physicians by Alexander Crever Abbott (1905)
"In many laboratories it is customary to employ the term sterilization for ... The laboratory application of the word sterilization for the destruction of ..."

7. Fertility, Family Planning, and Women's Health: New Data From the 1995 by Joyce C. Abma, A. Chandra, W. Mosher, L. Peterson (1998)
"The major methods used in 1995 were female sterilization (18 percent) and the ... Among women 30-44 years of age, female sterilization is the leading method ..."

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