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adjective     sterile pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    completely clean, with no bacteria

    Make sure that the needles are sterile.

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  2. 2
    someone who is sterile is not able to produce children

    He was sterile due to a childhood illness.

  3. 3
    a sterile room or environment lacks colour, is not very interesting or comfortable, and is very clean

    her sterile little office in the city

    1. a.
      a sterile life is not very interesting and lacks fun and enjoyment
  4. 4
    land that is sterile cannot have any crops grown on it

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