pasteurisation

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From French pasteurisation, from the surname of its inventor, Louis Pasteur.

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pasteurisation (countable and uncountable, plural pasteurisations)

  1. Heat-treatment of a perishable food to destroy heat-sensitive vegetative cells followed by immediate cooling to limit growth of the surviving cells and germination of spores.

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