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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sterilized - made infertile
infertile, sterile, unfertile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"

sterilized

adjective
Free or freed from microorganisms:
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
bacteriophora (Poinar)] were applied to non-sterilized and sterilized soil either with or without tomato plants and roots.
The surface sterilized seeds of both cultivars were cultured on MS medium and data was recorded for contamination free seeds and germination ratio.
A bench headed by justice Dipak Misra took note of the submission of amicus curiae ( senior lawyer assisting the court) in the case that though all acts and rules provide for sterilization of dogs so that safety of the human beings is not jeopardised, they are not being sterilized by the authorities, either for lack of funds or due to apathy.
Then, in order to examine the growth and to draw the growth curve of the bacterium in samples at different times under sterilized and nonsterilized conditions, mineral and tap waters were sampled, and after preparing a dilution by surface plate count in BHI Agar, it was incubated at 30 C[degrees] for 24 hours (14).
These infections can be the direct result of entry from the removal of the cuticle barrier or improperly cleaned and sterilized instruments.
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.
Czech Human Rights Minister Jiri Dienstbier has introduced a bill that would allow the Czech Republic to offer financial compensation and medical treatment for women in the country who were illegally sterilized between 1966 and 2014.
You will never think that, oh, my dog is sterilized and he can't reproduce again.
Between 1929 and 1974, North Carolina sterilized more than 7,500 of its residents.