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sterilization

noun [U] (CLEANING) (UK usually sterilisation)     /ˌster.ɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌster.ɪ.ləˈ-/
the process of making something completely clean and free from bacteria: The needles have been sent off for sterilization.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
(Definition of sterilization noun (CLEANING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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