Meaning of “pasteurize” in the English Dictionary

"pasteurize" in British English

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pasteurizeverb [ T ]

UK usually pasteurise uk /ˈpæs.tʃər.aɪz/ /ˈpɑːs.tʃər.aɪz/ 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.tʃər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpæs.tʃɚ.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “pasteurize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pasteurizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈpæs·tʃəˌrɑɪz/

to heat something, esp. milk, at a high temperature for a fixed period of time in order to kill bacteria

pasteurization
noun [ U ] us /ˌpæs·tʃə·rəˈzeɪ·ʃən/

ultra-high temperature pasteurization

(Definition of “pasteurize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)