sterilization

meaning: the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms, usually by heat or chemical means (noun)

example:In preparation for the surgery, all the instruments underwent sterilization.

synonyms:sterilisation,


meaning: the act of making an organism barren or infertile (noun)

example:The patient underwent voluntary sterilization to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

synonyms:sterilisation,