1. autoclave

noun. ['ˈɔtoʊˌkleɪv'] a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments.


  • vessel
  • steriliser
  • sterilizer
  • digester

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Rhymes with Autoclave

  • conclave

How do you pronounce autoclave?

Pronounce autoclave as ˈɔtoʊˌkleɪv.

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Sentences with autoclave

1. Noun, singular or mass
Place a funnel into the neck of an autoclave friendly bottle or spray bottle.

2. Adjective
The autoclave process takes anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half.

3. Verb, base form
If you have only one tray, then autoclave each tool separately.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Sterilize an autoclave-friendly bottle in the shop autoclave to store the solution.

2. autoclave

verb. ['ˈɔtoʊˌkleɪv'] subject to the action of an autoclave.


  • sterilize