sterilisation

Primary Meanings of sterilisation

1.
n
the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
2.
n
the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
Full Definitions of sterilisation
1

n the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)

Synonyms:
sterilization
Types:
pasteurisation, pasteurization
partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food
Type of:
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
the act of making something clean
2

n the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)

Synonyms:
sterilization
Types:
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altering, fixing, neutering
the sterilization of an animal
surgical contraception
contraception by surgical sterilization
tubal ligation
a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations
castration, emasculation
neutering a male animal by removing the testicles
spaying
neutering a female by removing the ovaries
vasectomy
surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible
Type of:
operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

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