verb (steriliz, ing)
- To deprive a male or female the ability to procreate.
- To make unable to produce. To make unprofitable.
- (biology) To destroy all spores or germs in (an organic fluid or mixture), as by heat, so as to prevent the development of bacterial or other organisms.
- Dutch: steriliseer
- French: stériliser
- German: sterilisieren, entkeimen
- Italian: sterilizzare
- Spanish: esterilizar
(trans-top, make unable to produce; make unprofitable)
(trans-top, (biology) To destroy all spores or germs)
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