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pasteurize

verb [T] uk (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
noun [U] uk (UK usually pasteurisation)   /ˌpæs.tʃər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌpɑːs-/ us    /ˌpæs.tʃɚ.ɪ-/
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