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autoclave

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.təʊ.kleɪv/  us   /ˈɑː.t̬oʊ-/
a piece of equipment that uses steam at high pressure to sterilize (= clean) objects used in medical operations
autoclave
verb [T] uk   us  
Lewis estimates that 40 to 80 percent of dentists actually autoclave their instruments as they should.
Translations of “autoclave”
in Chinese (Traditional) 高壓滅菌鍋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 高压灭菌锅…
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