bacterize
transitive verb (-rized; -rizing) Date: 1914 to subject to bacterial action • bacterization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bacterize — acterize v. to subject to the action of bacteria. Syn: bacterise. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bacterize — (Amer.) v. alter the composition of something using bacteria; subject to bacterial action (also bacterise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bacterize — [bak′tə rīz΄] vt. bacterized, bacterizing to affect by bacterial action bacterization n …   English World dictionary

  • bacterize — bacterization, n. /bak teuh ruyz /, v.t., bacterized, bacterizing. to change in composition by means of bacteria. Also, esp. Brit., bacterise. [1910 15; BACTER + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bacterize — verb To treat with bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • bacterize — bac·te·rize or Brit bac·te·rise bak tə .rīz vt, rized or Brit rised; riz·ing or Brit ris·ing to subject to bacterial action bac·te·ri·za·tion or Brit bac·te·ri·sa·tion .bak tə rə zā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • bacterize — bac·te·rize …   English syllables

  • bacterize — bac•te•rize [[t]ˈbæk təˌraɪz[/t]] v. t. rized, riz•ing mcr brit. to change in composition by means of bacteria • Etymology: 1910–15 bac te•ri•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • bacterize — verb subject to the action of bacteria • Syn: ↑bacterise • Derivationally related forms: ↑bacterium (for: ↑bacterise), ↑bacterium • Hypernyms: ↑subject …   Useful english dictionary

  • bacterized — bacterize (Amer.) v. alter the composition of something using bacteria; subject to bacterial action (also bacterise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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