sterilisation

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sterilization or sterilisation (ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or procedure of sterilizing or making sterile
2.  the state of being sterile; sterilized condition
 
sterilisation or sterilisation
 
n

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sterilisation

noun
1. the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce) [syn: sterilization
2. the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means) [syn: sterilization
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