Meaning of pasteurize
Pronunciation: (pas'chu-rīz", pas'tu-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to expose (a food, as milk, cheese, yogurt, beer, or wine) to an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms, as those that can produce disease or cause spoilage or undesirable fermentation of food, without radically altering taste or quality.
- pasteurize (Thesaurus)