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unsterilized

Line breaks: un|ster¦il¦ized
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈstɛrɪlʌɪzd
 
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(also unsterilised)

Definition of unsterilized in English:

adjective

(Especially of medical instruments) not sterilized.
Example sentences
  • Nothing is worth the risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis from poorly sterilised or unsterilised needles used in an emergency.
  • In addition, the commonly held belief that an injection is more effective than oral medication can expose people to HCV through the use of unsterilised needles.
  • It can be caught through unprotected sex or from unsterilised needles or contaminated blood products.

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