sterile - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/ˈsteraɪl/
  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. 4
    land that is sterile cannot have any crops grown on it

derived word

sterility

 

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/stəˈrɪləti/
noun [uncountable]