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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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If you've decided against a traditional appliance and are looking for a simpler solution, these self sterilising bottles from MAM could be just the answer for you.
The self sterilising feature is very simple to navigate - simply attach the teat to the base of the bottle, add a little bit of water and microwave for three minutes, job done!
All steam sterilising process parameters are easily programmed through the advanced Tactrol[R] 2 microprocessor control system, allowing For adjustment of temperature and time for simple cycles to fully featured multiprogramme operation..
Lara, Chesterfield Dear Lara I think most mums get more relaxed with sterilising as the months go by and you see all the toys, fingers and floor scraps that end up in a baby's mouth.
Richard Tilt, head of the prison service in England, said yesterday they were considering handing out sterilising equipment after discovering 30 prisoners at one jail had shared just one needle.
Three thousand parents questioned by sterilising experts Milton found one in three of those who sterilise do it only once a day rather than before every feed, as the NHS recommends.
SIR Bruce-Porter's article on diet is most interesting and informative but it is a pity that he gives his support to the old fallacy that "in sterilising by heat many of the important vitamins are destroyed" especially as we still maintain our unfortunate lead in tuberculosis cases.