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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of heating a food, especially a beverage such as milk or beer, to a specific temperature for a specific period of time in order to kill microorganisms that could cause disease, spoilage, or undesired fermentation.
  • noun The act or process of destroying most microorganisms in certain foods, such as raw meat or fresh fruits and vegetables, by irradiating them with gamma rays or other radiation to prevent spoilage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The preserving of wines or other fermented liquids from deterioration, by destroying the fungi and their spores that would be productive of further and deleterious changes. This is effected by heating the liquid to at least 140°F. Also spelled Pasteurisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A process devised by Pasteur for preventing or checking fermentation in fluids, such as wines, milk, etc., by exposure to a temperature of 140° F., thus destroying the vitality of the contained microorganisms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of pasteurisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Louis Pasteur.]

Examples

  • Bill Marler, a Seattle lawyer who for 15 years has represented plaintiffs in major food safety cases, including the 2004 salmonella cases that were traced to almonds, said Thursday that pasteurization is necessary.

    Judge To Growers: Pasteurize Your Almonds - The Consumerist

  • As you stated, hi temp pasteurization is used to increase shelf life.

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  • The one problem with pasteurization is that heating milk changes its taste.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • The one problem with pasteurization is that heating milk changes its taste.

    Raw Milk Not for Lactose Intolerants

  • He then goes on to say that there are "no meaningful downsides to irradiation", no more than milk pasteurization, that is.

    This July 4th Cook Your Irradiated Beef How You Like It

  • This process became known as pasteurization and continues to safeguard many industry-packaged beverages today, the most famous, of course, being milk.

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  • This process became known as pasteurization and continues to safeguard many industry-packaged beverages today, the most famous, of course, being milk.

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  • This process became known as pasteurization and continues to safeguard many industry-packaged beverages today, the most famous, of course, being milk.

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  • It's called pasteurization, and it is considered one of the breakthrough scientific discoveries of the last century.

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  • It's called pasteurization, and it is considered one of the breakthrough scientific discoveries of the last century.

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