One of the oldest forms of antimicrobial treatment is that of heating, and in most cases this remains the preferred means of sterilisation, provided that it does not cause damage to the material in question. The benefits of boiling drinking water have been known at least since the 4th century bc, when Aristotle is said to have advised Alexander the Great to order his troops to take this precaution. This of course was many centuries before the existence of microorganisms had been demonstrated or perhaps even suspected.
Sterilisation is the process by which all microorganisms present on or in an object are destroyed or removed.
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