HyperDic: sterile

English > 3 senses of the word sterile:
ADJECTIVEallsterile, unfertile, infertileincapable of reproducing
allsterile, asepticfree of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
allsterile, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventivedeficient in originality or creativity
sterile > pronunciation
Soundssteh'rahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > sterile: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningincapable of reproducing.
Synonymsunfertile, infertile
Attribute offertility, fecundityThe state of being fertile
Narrowerbarrennot bearing offspring
sterilized, sterilisedmade infertile
unfertilized, unfertilised, unimpregnatednot having been fertilized
See alsoimpotentlacking power or ability
unfruitfulnot fruitful
unproductivenot producing or capable of producing
Oppositefertilecapable of reproducing
Spanishestéril, infecundo, infértil
Catalaninfecund
Nounssterilitythe state of being unable to produce offspring
English > sterile: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFree of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms.
Example"a sterile operating area"
Synonymaseptic
BroaderantisepticThoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
Spanishaséptico, estéril
Catalanasèptic, estèril
Nounssterility, sterileness(of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
English > sterile: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDeficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention.
Example"a sterile ideology lacking in originality"
Synonymsunimaginative, uninspired, uninventive
Broaderuncreativenot creative

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