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sterilize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sterilizester‧il‧ize (also sterilise British English) /ˈsterəlaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 CLEANto make something completely clean by killing any bacteria in it 🔊 Sterilize the bottles with boiling water. 🔊 sterilized milk 🔊 sterilizing solution2 MBBABY/HAVE A BABYif a person or animal is sterilized, they have an operation to stop them producing babiessterilizer noun [countable] 🔊 an electric sterilizersterilization /ˌsterəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -lə-/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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sterilizeHas the needle been sterilized?The National Fertility Survey found that out of the total of women using contraception, 52.5% had been sterilized.Lakes and ponds were tapped, water from the Lys sterilized and stored in barges, and cisterns built to trap rainwater.The largest mineral resource deliberately sterilized by the process was the Windy Craggy copper property in the remote northwestern corner of B.C.There is no need to launder bedding or sterilize clothing.After all, it is illegal to grow hemp in the United States, though sterilized hempseeds may be imported legally.Place lemons in a sterilized jar and sprinkle with remaining 21 / 2 tablespoons salt.Ordinary chlorine bleach kills the virus on contact and can be used to sterilize needles between uses.Babies' bottles can be sterilized simply by boiling them in water.Sterilize the needle in boiling water.
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Verb table
sterilize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysterilize
he, she, itsterilizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysterilized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sterilized
he, she, ithas sterilized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sterilized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sterilize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sterilized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sterilizing
he, she, itis sterilizing
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you, we, theyare sterilizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas sterilizing
you, we, theywere sterilizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sterilizing
he, she, ithas been sterilizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sterilizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sterilizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sterilizing
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