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sterilization

noun [U]  /ˌster·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  

sterilization noun [U] (MEDICAL OPERATION)

the process of having a medical operation to make it impossible to produce young, or the condition of being unable to produce young: The compound causes sterilization in certain types of flies.

sterilization noun [U] (MAKING CLEAN)

the process of making something completely clean and free from bacteria: Sterilization of milk products kills dangerous bacteria.
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