a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments
Syn: ↑autoclave, ↑steriliser
Derivationally related forms: ↑sterilise (for: ↑steriliser), ↑sterilize, ↑autoclave (for: ↑autoclave)
Hypernyms: ↑vessel
Hyponyms: ↑digester, ↑pressure cooker

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