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One entry found for sterilize.
Main Entry: ster·il·ize
Pronunciation: primarystressster-schwa-secondarystresslimacrz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -ized; -iz·ing
: to make sterile: as a : to deprive of the power of reproduction <had their cat sterilized> b : to free of microscopic living things and especially germs (as bacteria) <sterilize the dental instruments>
- ster·il·i·za·tion /secondarystressster-schwa-lschwa-primarystresszamacr-shschwan/ noun

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