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Noun: sterilisation  ,ste-ru-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: sterilization)
  1. The act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
    - sterilization
     
  2. The procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
    - sterilization

Derived forms: sterilisations

Type of: cleaning, cleansing, cleanup, op, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Sterilisation