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"sterility" in British English

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sterilitynoun [U]

uk   /stəˈrɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
  • sterility noun [U] (UNABLE TO PRODUCE)

(in ​animals and ​people) the ​condition of being ​unable to ​produceyoung, or (in ​plants) the ​condition of being ​unable to ​produceplants or ​crops the ​state of having no ​imagination, new ​ideas, or ​energy: They ​complained about the ​emotional sterility oftheirmarriages.
  • sterility noun [U] (CLEAN)

specialized medical the ​condition of being ​free from anything that can ​causedisease
(Definition of sterility from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sterilitynoun [U]

 us   /stəˈrɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​condition of being ​unable to ​producechildren or ​younganimals, or the ​condition of being ​unable to ​produceplants or ​crops: Certain ​chemicalscause sterility in ​farmanimals.
(Definition of sterility from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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