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  • verb Present participle of sterilize.

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Examples

  • When we use the term sterilizing we simply mean cooking the product for a certain period of time after the jar has been filled with food.

    Every Step in Canning

  • COHEN: Right now what we've done, right now is that probably going through a methodical process of what they call sterilizing the actual campus, which means that now that the actual SWAT team is there, they are probably moving in large numbers through every corner and every hole, sweeping for additional threats, looking for other potential threats as well, as wounded people who they might not have found.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2007

  • The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control.

    Pharyngula

  • The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Using this model we defined a threshold frequency of memory CD8 T cells in the blood that predicts long-term sterilizing immunity against liver-stage infection.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue

  • Now that they’re gone, Miami can begin sterilizing the whole city.

    Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » The Cast Of ‘Jersey Shore’ Leave Miami Beach

  • This was a practice known as "sterilizing Joe": As long as Mr. Flom worked for you, he couldn't work for your enemy.

    Joseph Flom dies: Lawyer who mastered hostile takeovers was 87

  • These problems become easier to understand when one considers how a vaccine to prevent HIV infection would have to work if it was to produce what experts call sterilizing immunity — that is, complete protection from infection.

    AIDS: The Elusive Vaccine

  • He concludes that "sterilizing women after their second or third child" may be more practical than sterilizing men, and proposes a "long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin" at puberty and then "might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.

    ChronWatch - Articles

  • Although the purchases will involve the expansion of the balance sheets of euro-zone members 'central banks, President Jean-Claude Trichet said Monday the ECB would seek to minimize inflation risk by "sterilizing" its interventions in other words, by draining excess cash from the system, possibly through the issue of term deposits.

    The ECB's Dangerous Flirtation

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