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English definition of “pasteurize”

pasteurize

verb [T] (UK usually pasteurise)     /ˈpæs.tʃər.aɪz/ /ˈpɑːs-/ US  /ˈpæs.tʃə.raɪz/
to heat something, especially milk, at a controlled temperature for a fixed period of time in order to kill bacteria: pasteurized milk/cheese pasteurized beerDairy products and eggsPreserving and storing food pasteurization (UK usually pasteurisation)     /ˌpæs.tʃər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌpɑːs-/ US  /ˌpæs.tʃɚ.ɪ-/ noun [U]
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