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sterilize

 [ster´ĭ-līz]
to subject to sterilization.

ster·il·ize

(ster'ĭl-īz),
To produce sterility.

sterilize

(stĕr′ə-līz′)
tr.v. steril·ized, steril·izing, steril·izes
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
3.
a. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
b. To render (land) unfruitful.

ster′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ster′il·iz′er n.

ster·il·ize

(ster'i-līz)
To produce sterility or asepsis.

Patient discussion about sterilize

Q. Is it good to put alcohol on burns? If I get a burn- should I sterilize it with alcohol to prevent infections?

A. Tiffany is right...best to avoid alcohol. the treatment depends on the severity of the burn. here is a pamphlet about dealing with burns. very helpful!
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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For food and dairy products in the canning industry, Domino has designed steam sterilisable fluids that change colour during the steam sterilisation process.
The technical advances achieved by RPC Containers Corby, working in conjunction with their customer Vif Argent to create a sterilisable thermoformed 250m1 polypropylene tub, means RPC are now able to offer an alternative to the tin can for convenience eating.
This was particularly important to the client, due to concerns over the reliability of seals in long shelf-life sterilisable trays during and after processing.