sterilization in place meaning, sterilization in place definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( sterilizes    3rd person present)   ( sterilizing    present participle)   ( sterilized    past tense & past participle  )
in BRIT, also use sterilise     
1       verb   If you sterilize a thing or a place, you make it completely clean and free from germs.  
Sulphur is also used to sterilize equipment...      V n  
   sterilization             n-uncount  
...the pasteurization and sterilization of milk.     
2       verb   If a person or an animal is sterilized, they have a medical operation that makes it impossible for them to have or produce babies.  
usu passive  
My wife was sterilized after the birth of her fourth child.      be V-ed  
  sterilization     ( sterilizations    plural)    n-var  
In some cases, a sterilization is performed through the vaginal wall.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
name given to isolated or fictive places;
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!


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