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"sterilization" in British English

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sterilizationnoun [U]

(UK usually sterilisation) uk   /ˌster.ɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌster.ɪ.ləˈ-/
  • sterilization noun [U] (STOP CHILDREN)

the ​process of having a ​medicaloperation to make it ​impossible to have ​children: My ​wife and I have ​discussed sterilization, but we haven't made a ​decision about it ​yet.
(Definition of sterilization from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sterilizationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌster·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
  • sterilization noun [U] (MEDICAL OPERATION)

the ​process of having a ​medicaloperation to make it ​impossible to ​produceyoung, or the ​condition of being ​unable to ​produceyoung: The ​compoundcauses sterilization in ​certaintypes of ​flies.
  • sterilization noun [U] (MAKING CLEAN)

the ​process of making something ​completelyclean and ​free from ​bacteria: Sterilization of ​milkproductskillsdangerousbacteria.
(Definition of sterilization from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sterilization”
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝育…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕育, 結紮…
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