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English definition of “sterilization”

sterilization

noun [U] (MEDICAL OPERATION)   /ˌster·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
the process of having a medical operation to make it impossible to produce young, or the condition of being unable to produce young: The compound causes sterilization in certain types of flies.
(Definition of sterilization noun (MEDICAL OPERATION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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