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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To heat or irradiate something just long enough to kill pathogenic microorganisms.
After Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), chemist and microbiologist, known for his discoveries in this area. Earliest documented use: 1881.
“Most pickles you find in a grocery store are pasteurized, making the product shelf stable without refrigeration for up to two years.”
Nina Misuraca Ignaczak; The Center of the Pickleverse; Crain’s Detroit Business (Michigan); Apr 8, 2019.
“[Wessex Water] now pasteurises its sewage and sells it as fertiliser.”
The Money in Europe’s Muck; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 20, 1993.
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