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pasteurize

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