Definition of Sterilizer

1. Noun. A device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments.

Exact synonyms: Autoclave, Steriliser
Specialized synonyms: Digester, Pressure Cooker
Generic synonyms: Vessel
Derivative terms: Autoclave, Sterilise, Sterilize



Definition of Sterilizer

1. n. One that sterilizes anything; specif., an apparatus for sterilizing an organic fluid or mixture.

Definition of Sterilizer

1. Noun. A device used to sterilize, killing pathogens by means such as heat, UV light, chemicals, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sterilizer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterilizer

sterilisations
sterilise
sterilised
steriliser
sterilisers
sterilises
sterilising
sterilities
sterility
sterilizable
sterilizated
sterilization
sterilizations
sterilize
sterilized
sterilizer (current term)
sterilizers
sterilizes
sterilizing
sterino
sterinos
sterlet
sterlets
sterling
sterling(a)
sterling area
sterling bloc
sterling silver
sterlinghillite
sterlingly

Literary usage of Sterilizer

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1. A Text-book of Bacteriology by George Miller Sternberg (1901)
"A Bunsen burner having three jets will commonly be required to keep the water in ebullition and the upper part of the steam sterilizer filled with "live ..."

2. Diseases of infancy and childhood: Their Dietetic, Hygienic, and Medical by Louis Fischer (1908)
"You can tell by a bubbling sound that the sterilizer is working all right. If the water is not bubbling with regularity inside, you need more heat. ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"BOECKMAN OVER-STEAM AND HOT-AIR SURGICAL sterilizer. ... For my own part, I have no confidence in any form of sterilizer that gives a temperature of only ..."

4. A Manual of Bacteriology by Herbert Upham Williams (1908)
"A great improvement upon the ordinary Arnold sterilizer is the modit'ica- ... With a large Arnold sterilizer a temperature of 100° C. may not be reached ..."

5. Condensed Milk and Milk Powder: Prepared for the Use of Milk Condenseries by Otto Frederick Hunziker (1918)
"When the cans are piled into the sterilizer six to twelve layers deep without any free air space between layers, the cans in the center do not receive as ..."

6. The Diseases of Women: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners by John Bland-Sutton, Arthur Edward Giles (1897)
"sterilizer. The sterilizer.—A convenient and portable form for sterilizing instruments is ... Convenient form of sterilizer. copper and stands on four legs, ..."

7. Disinfection and Disinfectants: A Practical Guide for Sanitarians, Health by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1902)
"This form of sterilizer, as ordinarily sold on the market, ... SECTION THROUGH AN ARNOLD STEAM sterilizer. The sterilizer may be heated on the kitchen fire, ..."

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