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sterilize

 [ster´ĭ-līz]
to subject to sterilization.
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ster·il·ize

(ster'ĭl-īz),
To produce sterility.
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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.
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ster·il·ize

(ster'i-līz)
To produce sterility or asepsis.
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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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Based on the region, the sterilized packaging market report covers growth opportunities and the latest trends across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Rest of the World (RoW).
The number of EPN per sterilized or non-sterilized soil pot was estimated.
Bismuth subgallate was sterilized in hot air according to the pharmacopoeia norms [17] at temperatures 160[degrees]C, 170[degrees]C, and 180[degrees]C.
Some of the reproductive hormones, particularly progesterone and testosterone, could suppress the immune system, explaining why there is an increased risk of infection among dogs that have been sterilized.
On 27 September 2012, government lodged an appeal against the High Court ruling in which it was held liable to compensate three HIV-positive women who claimed they had been sterilized in State hospitals without their proper consent to the procedure.
Measurements of physicochemical parameters indicated that peeling the carrots before they were blanched had significantly decreased the light transmission, tannins and protein content of raw, pasteurized and sterilized carrot juices.
Hence sterilized intervention cannot interfere with a central bank's domestic mandates.
According to the Associated Press, the fiberboard is made by mixing sterilized manure with chemical resins and subjecting the mixture to heat and pressure.
Likewise in the United States, as late as 1968 mail leaving the leprosarium at Carville, Louisiana, was first sterilized by baking in electric ovens (18).
"It is a pesticide-free technique, and when the sterilized males are released into the environment, they still compete with the wild males for mates," he said adding insects are very particular with whom they will mate and a female will not mate with a sickly male.
Women who had been sterilized had a lower risk than those who had not (odds ratio, 0.6).
Those that got water with either live or dead LGG or that drank milk developed stronger symptoms that were nevertheless milder than those of rats that received sterilized water.