Definition of pasteurize in English:

pasteurize

Line breaks: pas¦teur|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːstʃərʌɪz
 
, -stjə-, ˈpas-/
(also pasteurise)

verb

[with object] (often as adjective pasteurized)
Subject (milk, wine, or other products) to a process of partial sterilization, especially one involving heat treatment or irradiation, thus making the product safe for consumption and improving its keeping quality: pasteurized milk a temperature high enough to pasteurize the milk
More example sentences
  • Prior to cheese production, this milk is pasteurized in a process that calls for heating it to about 164 degrees, then cooling it via a heat transfer method to about 88 degrees an ideal temperature for making cheese.
  • The skimmed milk is pasteurized to remove unwanted bacteria and enzymes, then a small amount is inoculated, kept warm, and allowed to sour.
  • Texas Pastures organic milk is traditionally pasteurized and produced without antibiotics, synthetic hormones or pesticides.

Origin

late 19th century: from the name of L. Pasteur (seePasteur, Louis) + -ize.

Derivatives

pasteurization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • While some believe that raw milk is better, since it contains all the vitamins and enzymes that make milk easier to digest are killed, most states require pasteurization to kill harmful bacteria.
  • Although irradiation is more effective at reducing bacterial contamination than pasteurization, consumers perceive radiation as potentially harmful.
  • Raw milk is pumped from the silos into the plant for pasteurization through an HTST pasteurizer, which operates at speeds up to 115,000 pounds an hour.

pasteurizer

noun
More example sentences
  • The Searcy plant features a high-temperature short time pasteurizer, which pasteurizes 1,000 gallons of milk an hour.
  • Raw milk is pumped from the silos into the plant for pasteurization through an HTST pasteurizer, which operates at speeds up to 115,000 pounds an hour.
  • When a batch of blended base mix is complete, it's pumped out of the blend tank into the pasteurizer and homogenizer, and finally into pasteurized storage tanks.

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