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au·to·clave

autoclave

 
pronunciation:
aw t kleIv
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a container made to hold superheated steam under pressure, used for sterilizing medical instruments or the like or for cooking.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: autoclaves, autoclaving, autoclaved
definition: to sterilize or cook in an autoclave.
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