Listerize [lis-tuh-rahyz] Word Origin verb (used with object), Lis·ter·ized, Lis·ter·iz·ing.

  1. to treat (a patient, disease, etc.) using the methods of Joseph Lister.

Also especially British, Lis·ter·ise. Origin of Listerize First recorded in 1900–05; Lister + -ize

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