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- n. A device used to sterilize, killing pathogens by means such as heat, UV light, chemicals, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One that sterilizes anything; specif., an apparatus for sterilizing equipment or an organic fluid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sterilizes; especially, any apparatus for rendering substances free from living germs, as by means of heat. Also spelled steriliser.
- n. A washing-machine having a steam-tight vessel in which infected fabrics can be washed in boiling water, with or without disinfecting liquids, and through which live steam may be passed to kill all germs. It is also fitted with ventilating-pipes for carrying away odors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments
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My mom had insisted that I keep a set of baby clothes, a pack of diapers, toiletries, feeding bowls and a sterilizer at her house.
IMAX glasses are collected by theatre employees, run through an industrial dishwasher that uses soap, bleach, and sterilizer, with water at 120 degrees F.
When you are done with your robotic glass of water, you put the cup in the little hole at the bottom of the cabinet and eventually someone puts it back in the sterilizer.
A vacuum sterilizer costs over a thousand dollars.
The systems are entirely mechanical, and do not require electric power unless you install an ultraviolet sterilizer lamp in your holding tank, which is usually not necessary.
Drinking wheatgrass juice regularly controls the growth of bacteria and when applied externally, on the affected area the poultice of wheatgrass works as an essential sterilizer.
Interesting seeing that tool go into the sterilizer.
The Webster Sterilizer was a continuous sterilizer as opposed to a retort, and the bottles would come out cool.
Question: Do I need to buy a bottle sterilizer, or it is okay to just wash the bottles in the dishwasher?
If your tap water is chlorinated (chlorine is a natural germ killer), you don't need to buy a bottle sterilizer or boil your baby's bottles to sterilize them between feedings — washing the bottles in the top rack of your dishwasher will do.