Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pasteurize”

pasteurize

verb [T] (UK usually pasteurise)     /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 Dairy products and eggsPreserving and storing food pasteurization (UK usually pasteurisation)     /ˌpæs.tʃər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌpɑːs-/ US  /ˌpæs.tʃɚ.ɪ-/ noun [U]
(Definition of pasteurize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pasteurize

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Preserving & storing food, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cookery topic area:

Definitions of “pasteurize” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gastronomy

the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More