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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.

sterile

(ˈstɛraɪl)
adj
1. (Biology) unable to produce offspring; infertile
2. (Medicine) free from living, esp pathogenic, microorganisms; aseptic
3. (Botany) (of plants or their parts) not producing or bearing seeds, fruit, spores, stamens, or pistils
4. lacking inspiration or vitality; fruitless
5. (Economics) economics US (of gold) not being used to support credit creation or an increased money supply
[C16: from Latin sterilis]
ˈsterilely adv
sterility n

ster•ile

(ˈstɛr ɪl; esp. Brit. -aɪl)

adj.
1. free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic.
2. incapable of producing offspring; infertile.
3. barren; not producing vegetation: sterile soil.
4.
a. noting a plant in which reproductive structures fail to develop.
b. bearing no stamens or pistils.
5. not productive of results, ideas, etc.; fruitless.
[1545–55; < Latin sterilis]
ster′ile•ly, adv.
ste•ril•i•ty (stəˈrɪl ɪ ti) n.

ster·ile

(stĕr′əl, stĕr′īl′)
1. Not able to produce offspring, seeds, or fruit; unable to reproduce.
2. Producing little or no plant life; barren: a desolate, sterile region.
3. Free from disease-causing microorganisms: a sterile bandage.

sterility (stə-rĭl′ĭ-tē) noun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sterile - incapable of reproducingsterile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
unfruitful - not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production
impotent - lacking power or ability; "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent"- Freeman J.Dyson; "felt impotent rage"
unproductive - not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
fertile - capable of reproducing
2.sterile - free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganismssterile - free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
3.sterile - deficient in originality or creativitysterile - deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing"
uncreative - not creative; "an uncreative imagination"

sterile

adjective
1. germ-free, antiseptic, sterilized, disinfected, aseptic He always made sure that any cuts were protected by sterile dressings.
germ-free dirty, infected, contaminated, unhygienic, insanitary, unsterile, germ-ridden
3. unproductive, fruitless, unprofitable, empty, unfruitful, unprolific Too much time has been wasted in sterile debate.
4. bare, dry, unproductive, waste, empty, desert, barren, desolate, arid, infertile, unfruitful a sterile and barren wasteland

sterile

adjective
1. Unable to produce offspring:
2. Lacking or unable to produce growing plants or crops:
3. Free or freed from microorganisms:
Translations
عَقِيمُغَيْر مُثْمِرمُعَقَّم
neplodnýsterilní
sterilufrugtbar
steriili
sterilan
steril
dauîhreinsaîurófrjósamur, ófrjór
滅菌した
균이 없는
padaryti nevaisingąsterilizacijasterilizuotisterilumassterilus
neauglīgssterils
steril
ปราศจากเชื้อ
kısırmikropsuzsteril
vô trùng

sterile

[ˈsteraɪl] ADJ
1. (= germ-free) → esterilizado
2. (= infertile) → estéril

sterile

[ˈstɛraɪl] adj
(= completely clean) [dressing, equipment, water] → stérile
(= infertile) [person, animal] → stérile
(= without value) [debate, relationship, statistics] → stérile

sterile

adj
animal, soilunfruchtbar; personsteril, unfruchtbar; (fig: = fruitless) → ergebnislos, unfruchtbar
(= germ-free)steril, keimfrei; (fig)steril

sterile

[ˈstɛraɪl] adjsterile

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

sterile

عَقِيمُ sterilní steril steril στείρος estéril steriili stérile sterilan sterile 滅菌した 균이 없는 steriel steril sterylny estéril стерильный steril ปราศจากเชื้อ steril vô trùng 贫脊的

ster·ile

a. estéril.
1. que no es fértil;
2. aséptico-a; que no contiene ni produce microorganismos.

sterile

adj estéril, aséptico; (persona) infértil, estéril
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