sterilise


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sterilise


Past participle: sterilised
Gerund: sterilising

Imperative
sterilise
sterilise
Present
I sterilise
you sterilise
he/she/it sterilises
we sterilise
you sterilise
they sterilise
Preterite
I sterilised
you sterilised
he/she/it sterilised
we sterilised
you sterilised
they sterilised
Present Continuous
I am sterilising
you are sterilising
he/she/it is sterilising
we are sterilising
you are sterilising
they are sterilising
Present Perfect
I have sterilised
you have sterilised
he/she/it has sterilised
we have sterilised
you have sterilised
they have sterilised
Past Continuous
I was sterilising
you were sterilising
he/she/it was sterilising
we were sterilising
you were sterilising
they were sterilising
Past Perfect
I had sterilised
you had sterilised
he/she/it had sterilised
we had sterilised
you had sterilised
they had sterilised
Future
I will sterilise
you will sterilise
he/she/it will sterilise
we will sterilise
you will sterilise
they will sterilise
Future Perfect
I will have sterilised
you will have sterilised
he/she/it will have sterilised
we will have sterilised
you will have sterilised
they will have sterilised
Future Continuous
I will be sterilising
you will be sterilising
he/she/it will be sterilising
we will be sterilising
you will be sterilising
they will be sterilising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sterilising
you have been sterilising
he/she/it has been sterilising
we have been sterilising
you have been sterilising
they have been sterilising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sterilising
you will have been sterilising
he/she/it will have been sterilising
we will have been sterilising
you will have been sterilising
they will have been sterilising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sterilising
you had been sterilising
he/she/it had been sterilising
we had been sterilising
you had been sterilising
they had been sterilising
Conditional
I would sterilise
you would sterilise
he/she/it would sterilise
we would sterilise
you would sterilise
they would sterilise
Past Conditional
I would have sterilised
you would have sterilised
he/she/it would have sterilised
we would have sterilised
you would have sterilised
they would have sterilised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sterilise - make free from bacteria
autoclave - subject to the action of an autoclave
disinfect - destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"
2.sterilise - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
neuter, spay, castrate, alter - remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal
vasectomise, vasectomize - remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
Translations
يُعَقِّر الإمرأهيُعَقِّم، يَقْتُل الجَراثيم
dauîhreinsa, gera ófrjóangerilsneyîa

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Put the jars into the oven to sterilise them (I turn the heat to 160C/140C fan/Gas Mark 3 and when the temperature is reached I turn off the oven - the jars stay hot for quite a time) or follow my sterilising tip above.
For laboratories limited on floor space but needing to sterilise tall items such as fermentors and large capacity Erlenmeyer flasks, or have a high-density load requirement, the latest version of the Priorclave C60 top loading autoclave could prove to be the perfect choice.
The south corporation has the capacity to sterilise 15,000 dogs per month but officials want to take the number to 45,000 within the next three years.