HyperDic: sterilise

English > 2 senses of the word sterilise:
VERBbodysterilise, sterilizemake free from bacteria
bodysterilise, sterilize, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fixmake infertile
English > sterilise: 2 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningmake free from bacteria.
PatternSomebody ----s something
NarrowerautoclaveSubject to the action of an autoclave
BroaderdisinfectDestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
Nounssterilisationthe procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
sterilisera device for heating substances above their boiling point
English > sterilise: 2 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningmake infertile.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymssterilize, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix
Narroweralter, neuter, spay, castrateRemove the ovaries of
emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculiniseRemove the testicles of a male animal
vasectomize, vasectomiseRemove the vas deferens
Broaderoperate on, operatePerform surgery on
Spanishcapar, castrar, emascular, esterilizar, mutilar
Nounssterilisationthe act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)

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