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sterility

noun [U] uk   /stəˈrɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/

sterility noun [U] (unable to produce)

(in animals and people) the condition of being unable to produce young, or (in plants) the condition of being unable to produce plants or crops the state of having no imagination, new ideas, or energy: Over a bottle of wine, we shared our despair over the emotional sterility of our marriages.

sterility noun [U] (clean)

specialized medical the condition of being free from anything that can cause disease
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