To rid of a polluting or harmful substance, as poison gas, radioactive products, etc.
To make antiseptic; apply antiseptics to
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To sterilize (a female animal) by removing the ovaries
To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms:
To change from a liquid to a vapor by the application of heat:
An airtight steel vessel used to heat substances and objects under very high pressures. Autoclaves are used in laboratory experiments and for sterilization.
To rid of impurities or pollution
To change or make different; modify:
To remove the testicles of a male; geld or emasculate.
To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
To destroy the strength or force of; weaken
To kill and preserve a tissue specimen rapidly to retain as nearly as possible the characteristics it had in the living body.
To castrate a horse or other similar animal.
To make more acceptable by removing unpleasant or offensive features from:
The definition of contaminate is to infect, corrupt or make impure.
To make (something) dirty.
To deprive of the qualities considered characteristic of one's sex; esp., to make unwomanly
The process by which cells and organisms produce other cells and organisms of the same kind. &diamf3; The reproduction of organisms by the union of male and female reproductive cells (gametes) is called sexual reproduction. Many unicellular and most multicellular organisms reproduce sexually. &diamf3; Reproduction in which offspring are produced by a single parent, without the union of reproductive cells, is called asexual reproduction. The fission (splitting) of bacterial cells and the cells of multicellular organisms by mitosis is a form of asexual reproduction, as is the budding of yeast cells and the generation of clones by runners in plants. Many plants and fungi are capable of reproducing both sexually and asexually, as are some animals, such as sponges and aphids.
To remove part or all of the reproductive organs of; neuter.
To subject (milk, beer, etc.) to pasteurization
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