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sterilize

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

ster·il·ize

(ster'ĭl-īz),
To produce sterility.

sterilize

/ster·i·lize/ (ster´ĭ-līz)
1. to render sterile; to free from microorganisms.
2. to render incapable of reproduction.

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.

sterilize

[ster′ilīz]
Etymology: L, sterilis, barren
1 to make powerless to reproduce (infertile), such as by surgery.
2 to destroy all living organisms and viruses in a material.

ster·il·ize

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

sterilize

to subject to sterilization.

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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This was done to assess the actual recovery from soil EPN were recovered after seven days from sterilized and non-sterilized soil from all the pots with or without tomato roots and tomato.
Rates of sterilization were high among married couples: 24% of married women's male partners had been sterilized, and 16% of married women had themselves been sterilized.
The NorthWest Territories government is offering support to Aboriginal women in the province through a program where victims can start an inquiry if they believe they've been wrongfully sterilized.
5) With the availability of gamma sterilization facility in Pakistan, small scale entrepreneurs can set up manufacturing units of medical disposable products and get their products sterilized with gamma rays.
Self-reported data from sterilized and nonsterilized women were analyzed and risk indices were created for personal risk(*) and partner risk [unkeyable].
The state agreed to initiate a two month media Campaign, including radio and television announcements, that would serve to inform the public generally of the discontinued sterilization program, with the hope that patients who had been sterilized would hear the announcements.
The research performed was the first time such analysis on a sterilized meniscus was completed in a large animal model.
In a technique already in use, millions of factory-raised bugs are sterilized with radiation or chemicals and then released within a target area.
1) Within five years after their husbands' vasectomy, 6% of women indicated that it was not a good choice; essentially the same proportion of sterilized women (7%) expressed regret within five years after undergoing tubal occlusion.
The fee, which is refundable if the owner gets the animal sterilized elsewhere, would boost the cost of adopting a dog to $85.
The initial product launched, the OrthADAPT[TM] Bioimplant, is a biocompatible, stabilized, sterilized collagen scaffold that strengthens and supports tissue ingrowth for long-term performance.
The Binghamton team collected forest soil to inoculate containers of sterilized soil and planted them with a lab strain of mustard.