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English definition of “sterilizing”

sterilizing

adjective (UK usually sterilizing)     /ˈster.ɪ.laɪ.zɪŋ/
making something completely clean and free from bacteria: I put my contact lenses in sterilizing solution every night.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
(Definition of sterilizing adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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