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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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