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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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PLUM JAM (Makes 1.75kg) | Special equipment: Preserving pan, sugar thermometer, sterilised jars and sealants | Shelf life: 2 years | 1.25kg plums, stoned and halved or quartered if large | 350ml water | 1kg preserving or granulated sugar Put the plums and water in the preserving pan.
Ladle the jam into the hot sterilised jars, then seal.
The woman said she only learnt she had been sterilised after hearing two nurses talking about her in the hospital ward.
They are vaccinated, litter trained, sterilised and easy to care for.
We use new blades for each customer and the handle is also sterilised." A hairdresser at Shakeeb Gents Salon, in Karama, said the threat of hefty fines had made most fall in line.
The website states: "From about February, 1990, to March, 2006, on occasion, while treating patients, you used dental instruments to clean your fingernails and ears and replaced them on a tray alongside sterilised instruments.
The website also says: "From about February, 1990, to June, 2006, after using a drill you would regularly put the used drill burr on a stand by sterilised burrs awaiting use.
Of the women who intended to be sterilised post-partum, the number who were actually sterilised was significantly greater in the private sector (69%) than in the public sector (33%).
A WOMAN yesterday told of her horror at being stopped in the street and offered pounds 200 to be voluntarily sterilised.
So was he being serious when he told an interviewer "irresponsible" parents should be sterilised? Or was his comment, "there are too many unwanted children, too many useless people.
In the United States all milk is sterilised, with marked benefit to the public health, and during the war our own Heath Ministry announced through the Press that there was no evidence whatever of milk deterioration from sterilising by heat.