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pasteurize to heat (milk, cheese, beer, or the like) to a high temperature for a certain period in order to kill most of the harmful bacteria and retard fermentation.
pastiche a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.
pastille a hard, flavored piece of candy, or a lozenge.
pastime an activity that makes the time pass pleasantly.
pastless combined form of past.
past master a person who has a great deal of skill, expertise, or experience at some craft, art, or the like.
pastor a minister or priest in charge of a church or congregation.
pastoral of or relating to the country or country life; rural. [6 definitions]
pastorale a musical work for instruments or voices, concerning or suggestive of simple, pleasant country life.
pastoralist one who writes in the pastoral tradition.
pastorate the position, duties, or tenure of a pastor. [2 definitions]
past participle a participle that either indicates a completed action or past state, such as "broken" in "I have broken my arm," or serves as an adjective, as "broken" in "a broken toy".
past perfect a verb tense that indicates that an action or state was completed at some indefinite time before a moment in the past, as in "They had already gone". [2 definitions]
pastrami a highly seasoned, smoked cut of beef, usu. from the shoulder.
pastry a dough of flour, shortening, and water that is baked and used for pie crusts and the like. [3 definitions]
past tense a form of a verb that shows that something happened in the past or that a condition existed in the past. In the sentence, "We baked a cake," "baked" is in the past tense.
pasturage grass or other vegetation on which grazing animals feed. [3 definitions]
pasture land or a piece of land on which animals are or can be put to graze. [5 definitions]
pasture-raised of or pertaining to animals raised on land suitable for grazing and where they are free to move around.
pasty1 similar to paste in texture or appearance; sticky; pale. [2 definitions]
pasty2 a small pie filled with chopped, seasoned meat, fish, or vegetables.