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Noun: pasteurization  ,pãs-chu-ru'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,pãs-chu-rI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. Partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food
    - pasteurisation [Brit]

Derived forms: pasteurizations

Type of: sterilisation [Brit], sterilization

Encyclopedia: Pasteurization