desterilization, n.
/dee ster"euh luyz'/, v.t., desterilized, desterilizing.
to utilize an idle fund or commodity, as when a nation issues currency against gold previously unused.
Also, esp. Brit., desterilise.

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  • desterilise — /diˈstɛrəlaɪz/ (say dee steruhluyz) verb (t) (desterilised, desterilising) to make unsterile. Also, desterilize …   Australian-English dictionary

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