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bacterize

[bak-tuh-rahyz] /ˈbæk təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), bacterized, bacterizing.
1.
to change in composition by means of bacteria.
Also, especially British, bacterise.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; bacter- + -ize
Related forms
bacterization, noun
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