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ster·il·ize

 (stĕr′ə-līz′)
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.
3.
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.

sterilization

(ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

sterilisation

n
1. the act or procedure of sterilizing or making sterile
2. the state of being sterile; sterilized condition

sterilization

Surgery to prevent conception, often permanently, though some methods are reversible. See hysterectomy, tubal ligation, vasectomy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sterilization - the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)sterilization - the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
altering, neutering, fixing - the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering"
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization
2.sterilization - the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
pasteurisation, pasteurization - partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

sterilization

noun
1. The act or an instance of making one incapable of reproducing sexually:
2. The state or condition of being unable to reproduce sexually:
3. The state or condition of being free from microorganisms:
Translations
sterilizace
sterilisation
sterilizálás
gerilsneyîing; ófrjósemisaîgerî
sterilizácia
kısırlaştırmamikroplardan arındırma

sterilization

[ˌsterɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nesterilización f

sterilization

[ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] sterilisation (British) n
[equipment, medical instruments, water, milk] → stérilisation f
[person, animal] → stérilisation f

sterilization

sterilization

[ˌstɛrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nsterilizzazione f

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

ster·il·i·za·tion

n. esterilización.
1. procedimiento que impide la reproducción;
2. destrucción completa de microorganismos;
dry heat ______por calor seco;
gas ______ por gas;
vapor ______ por vapor.

sterilization

n esterilización f
References in periodicals archive ?
The cut-off of six years was used to distinguish more recent sterilizations from those that had occurred further in the past.
The main focus was to sterilize the males, so that we could help in curbing their population growth and till date, we have done around 13,000 sterilizations," he added.
Sterilization procedures performed at some time unrelated to a pregnancy (known as interval sterilizations) are more common than postpartum sterilizations in many countries located in North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.
It would be very difficult for a Catholic hospital cooperating with physicians who perform sterilizations in the hospital and use the instruments and personnel supplied by the hospital to argue that they are not giving implicit formal cooperation.
Surgical sterilizations often cost well over $2,000 in the United States.
Animal regulation officials credit the decline to incentives for people to spay and neuter pets, such as vouchers for free or low-cost sterilizations at shelters.
Gamma sterilization offers an attractive solution for companies seeking alternatives to ETO gas sterilizations because of the former being environment friendly.
The Archbishop criticized those, including journalists, who justify the sterilizations and blame the Church, thus closing their eyes to the underlying injustice.
The city is spending about $20,000 to provide 500 free sterilizations as part of a promotion following the clinic's opening ceremony scheduled for March 15.
Except when performed for strictly therapeutic medical reasons, directly intended sterilizations performed on innocent persons are against the moral law.
Each clinic is expected to perform 60 to 80 sterilizations a day.
It was this theory that allowed Catholic moral theologians in the USA and Canada to assure Catholic hospital administrators that sterilizations were O.