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autoclave


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autoclave  \Au"to*clave\,  n.  [F.,  fr  Gr  a'yto`s  self  +  L. 
  clavis  key.] 
  A  kind  of  French  stewpan  with  a  steam-tight  lid.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autoclave 
  n  :  a  tank-like  device  for  heating  substances  above  their 
  boiling  point;  used  to  manufacture  chemicals  or  sterilize 
  surgical  instruments 
  v  :  subject  to  the  action  of  an  autoclave 




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