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AUTOCLAVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does autoclave mean? 

AUTOCLAVE (noun)
  The noun AUTOCLAVE has 1 sense:

1. a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments

  Familiarity information: AUTOCLAVE used as a noun is very rare.


AUTOCLAVE (verb)
  The verb AUTOCLAVE has 1 sense:

1. subject to the action of an autoclave

  Familiarity information: AUTOCLAVE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTOCLAVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

autoclave; steriliser; sterilizer

Hypernyms ("autoclave" is a kind of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "autoclave"):

digester (autoclave consisting of a vessel in which plant or animal materials are digested)

pressure cooker (autoclave for cooking at temperatures above the boiling point of water)


AUTOCLAVE (verb)


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Meaning:

Subject to the action of an autoclave

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "autoclave" is one way to...):

sterilise; sterilize (make free from bacteria)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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