HyperDic: sterility

English > 2 senses of the word sterility:
NOUNstatesterility, asepsis, antisepsis, sterileness(of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
statesterility, infertilitythe state of being unable to produce offspring
sterility > pronunciation
Soundssterih'lihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > sterility: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms.
Synonymsasepsis, antisepsis, sterileness
BroadersanitarinessThe state of being conducive to health
Spanishantisepsia, asepsia, esterilización
Catalanantisèpsia, asèpsia
Adjectivessterilefree of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
English > sterility: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate.
Synonyminfertility
NarrowerbarrennessThe state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
cacogenesisinability to produce hybrids that are both viable and fertile
dysgenesisinfertility between hybrids
impotence, impotencyAn inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Oppositefertility, fecundityThe state of being fertile
Spanishesterilidad, infecundidad, infertilidad
Catalanesterilitat, infertilitat
Adjectivessterileincapable of reproducing

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