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English definition of “sterile”

sterile

adjective (UNABLE TO PRODUCE)    /ˈster.aɪl/ US  /-əl/
(of a living being) unable to produce young, or (of land) unable to produce plants or crops: Mules are usually sterile. One of the side effects of the drug could be to make men sterile.Animal reproductionFertile or infertile land having no imagination, new ideas, or energy: a sterile argumentTedious and uninspiring
(Definition of sterile adjective (UNABLE TO PRODUCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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