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tr.v. ster·il·ized, ster·il·iz·ing, ster·il·iz·es
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
a. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
b. To render (land) unfruitful.
4. Economics To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
5. To make inoffensive or innocuous: sterilized the terminology with euphemisms.

ster′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ster′il·iz′er n.
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Adj.1.sterilized - made infertile
infertile, sterile, unfertile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"


Free or freed from microorganisms:
References in classic literature ?
He found several sealed bottles of sterilized milk, much mineral water, two tins of biscuits and a crock of very stale cakes, cigarettes in great quantity but very dry, some rather dry oranges, nuts, some tins of canned meat and fruit, and plates and knives and forks and glasses sufficient for several score of people.
There was no sterilized gauze, there was no antiseptic bandage--there was nothing that would not have driven our dear doctor mad to have seen.
Our Gardener is, in my opinion, about to dip the solar system, and the human bacillus, the little mortal vibrio which twisted and wriggled upon the outer rind of the earth, will in an instant be sterilized out of existence.
The contract is to secure food supplies such as flour, semolina, breadcrumbs, sugar, salt, rice, pasta, peas, lentils, beans, grits, coffee, cocoa, vinegar, oil, sterilized cucumbers, sterilized peas, tomato paste, stewed fruits (different fruits), sterilized Lecho, sterilized beetroot, mustard, tartar sauce, ketchup, sterilized hot peppers, pickles, sterilized mushrooms, soup seasoning, soy sauce, poppy, chocolate warned wafers, cream powder, sterilized bands sterilized horseradish, sterilized peas with Carrots, jams, syrup, spices, lemon concentrate, portioned honey, garlic paste, soy cubes and other foods on the basis of individual orders according to the needs of the contracting authority.
To counter this risk, quality standards have been put in place to ensure any single injectable is properly sterilized through aseptic processing and is safe for use.
Aseptic packaging involves the filling of sterilized perishable items in pre-sterilized packages made of rigid and flexible plastics, metal, and other materials in a sterile environment.
Luciana Havale is busy at work bagging sterilized medical waste from the hospital where she works in Tirana, Albania.
Now, however, for the first time, researchers have been able to measure costs of reproduction in terms of the actual causes of death, finding that they differ between sterilized and intact dogs.
These women did not find out until later--usually when they went seeking for family planning services--that they had been sterilized
You will never think that, oh, my dog is sterilized and he can't reproduce again.
The components are mixed, heated to boiling and sterilized using an autoclave.
With the packet method, spores were sterilized in filter bags/packets (Ford and Fay, 1999), while with the centrifugation method the spores were suspended in a sterilizing solution and then harvested in sterile distilled water by centrifugation (Fernandez et al.