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English definition of “sterile”

sterile

adjective
 
 
/ˈsteraɪl/
CLEAN completely clean and without any bacteria: a sterile needleBacteria, moulds, germs and virusesClean and tidyPreventing infection
NO CHILDREN unable to produce childrenAnimal reproduction
NO IDEAS not having enough new ideas: a sterile discussionPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
sterility
 
 
/stəˈrɪləti/ noun [U]
(Definition of sterile from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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