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to subject to sterilization.
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To produce sterility.
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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.
a. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
b. To render (land) unfruitful.
ster′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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To produce sterility or asepsis.
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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!More discussions about sterilize
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