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sterilant

[ster-uh-luh nt] /ˈstɛr ə lənt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a sterilizing agent.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; sterile + -ant
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Examples for sterilant
  • The product must bear a sterilant claim, or a sterilant plus subordinate level disinfection claim.
  • It is also used as a fumigant in certain agricultural products and as a sterilant for medical equipment and supplies.
  • The system should precisely monitor sterilant gas concentration.
  • The bottles are sprayed inside and out with heated sterilant then heated and sprayed with a sterile water rinse.
British Dictionary definitions for sterilant

sterilant

/ˈstɛrɪlənt/
noun
1.
any substance or agent used in sterilization
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