Adjective "Pasteurized" definition and examples

(Pasteurized may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Subject (milk, wine, or other products) to a process of partial sterilization, especially one involving heat treatment or irradiation, thus making the product safe for consumption and improving its keeping quality.
  1. 'a temperature high enough to pasteurize the milk'
  2. 'We pasteurize the milk, coagulate it with citric acid (Vitamin C), the curd is collected and pressed into molds, cooled and cut.'
  3. 'Santee's milk is pasteurized using state-of-the-art processing equipment.'
  4. 'The farm family had consumed raw milk but all milk that has left and is still leaving the farm will be pasteurized and safe for human consumption.'
  5. 'Prior to cheese production, this milk is pasteurized in a process that calls for heating it to about 164 degrees, then cooling it via a heat transfer method to about 88 degrees an ideal temperature for making cheese.'
  6. 'Every hour, 190,000 pounds of raw milk is pasteurized on its way to nine 55,000-pound cheese vats.'
  7. 'L. monocytogenes has been found in numerous types of food products including raw or improperly pasteurized milk, soft cheeses, ice cream, raw vegetables, sausages, raw or uncooked poultry, raw meats, and raw or smoked fish.'
  8. 'The main reason most publicans prefer to sell this filtered and pasteurised product is that it's easier to stock and handle.'
  9. 'You can prevent Campylobacter infections by using drinking water that's been tested and approved for purity, especially in developing countries, and by drinking milk that's been pasteurized.'
  10. 'The process of boiling a liquid to destroy germs is still used today; most dairy products are pasteurised.'
  11. 'Even if you pasteurize the milk and then you test the milk on our instrument, then you will get a bacteria count because we also count the dead bacteria count,’ Lyder says.'

More definitions

1. 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.

More examples(as adjective)

"milks can be pasteurized."

"products can be pasteurized."


(pasteurize)Late 19th century: from the name of L. Pasteur (see Pasteur, Louis) + -ize.