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ster·ile

 (stĕr′əl, -īl′)
adj.
1.
a. Not producing or incapable of producing offspring.
b. Not producing or incapable of producing seed, fruit, spores, or other reproductive structures. Used of plants or their parts.
2. Producing little or no vegetation; unfruitful: sterile land.
3. Free from live bacteria or other microorganisms: a sterile operating area; sterile instruments.
4. Lacking imagination, creativity, or vitality.
5. Lacking the power to function; not productive or effective; fruitless: a sterile discussion.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sterilis.]

ster′ile·ly adv.
ster′ile·ness, ste·ril′i·ty (stə-rĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
impotence, sterility - Impotence is the male's inability to copulate or get an erection; sterility is the inability of either a male or female to procreate.
See also related terms for inability.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sterility - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organismssterility - (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
sanitariness - the state of being conducive to health
2.sterility - the state of being unable to produce offspringsterility - the 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
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
impotence, impotency - an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate
barrenness - the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
cacogenesis - inability to produce hybrids that are both viable and fertile
dysgenesis - infertility between hybrids

sterility

noun
1. infertility, childlessness, infecundity (technical) This disease causes sterility in both males and females.

sterility

noun
1. The state or condition of being unable to reproduce sexually:
2. The state or condition of being free from microorganisms:
Translations
عُقْم، تَعْقيم
sterilita
sterilitet
sterilitás
ófrjósemi
kısırlık

sterility

[steˈrɪlɪtɪ] Nesterilidad f

sterility

[stəˈrɪləti] n
[dressing, equipment, water] → stérilité f
(= infertility) [person, animal] → stérilité f
[debate, relationship, statistics] → stérilité f

sterility

n
(of animal, soil)Unfruchtbarkeit f; (of person also)Sterilität f; (fig: = fruitlessness also) → Ergebnislosigkeit f
(= absence of contamination, fig) → Sterilität f

sterility

[stɛˈrɪlɪtɪ] nsterilità

sterile

(ˈsterail) adjective
1. (of soil, plants, humans and other animals) unable to produce crops, seeds, children or young.
2. free from germs. A surgeon's equipment must be absolutely sterile.
steˈrility (-ˈri-) noun
ˈsterilize, ˈsterilise (-ri-) verb
1. to make (a woman etc) sterile.
2. to kill germs in (eg milk) or on (eg surgical instruments) by boiling.
ˌsteriliˈzation, ˌsteriliˈsation noun

ste·ril·i·ty

n. esterilidad, incapacidad de concebir o procrear.

sterility

n esterilidad f