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noun [U] (STOP CHILDREN) (UK usually sterilisation)     /ˌster.ɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌster.ɪ.ləˈ-/
the process of having a medical operation to make it impossible to have children : My wife and I have discussed sterilization, but we haven't made a decision about it yet .Contraception
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