Definition of bacterize in English:

bacterize

Syllabification: bac·te·rize
Pronunciation: /ˈbaktəˌrīz/

Entry from US English dictionary

verb

[with object]
Treat with bacteria.

Derivatives

bacterization

Pronunciation: /ˌbaktərəˈzāSHən/
noun

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