Definition of radappertization in US English:

radappertization

(also radappertisation)

noun

Manufacturing Technology
  • The treatment of food in a process involving heat treatment and significant doses of ionizing radiation, so as to reduce the number of microorganisms sufficiently to prevent future spoilage in the absence of recontamination.

Origin

1960s. From rad- + French appertisation, form of food preservation by heat treatment in airtight containers: see quot. 1964.

Pronunciation

radappertization

/raˌdapətʌɪˈzeɪʃn/