noun Chemistry.
a sterilizing agent.

1940–45; sterile + -ant Unabridged
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sterilant (ˈstɛrɪlənt)
any substance or agent used in sterilization

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Example sentences
The product must bear a sterilant claim, or a sterilant plus subordinate level disinfection claim.
The system should precisely monitor sterilant gas concentration.
It is also used as a fumigant in certain agricultural products and as a sterilant for medical equipment and supplies.
The bottles are sprayed inside and out with heated sterilant then heated and sprayed with a sterile water rinse.
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