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Verb: sterilise  'ste-ru,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: sterilize)
  1. Make free from bacteria
    - sterilize
  2. Make infertile
    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilised";
    - sterilize, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise [Brit], fix

Derived forms: sterilised, sterilising, sterilises

Type of: disinfect, operate, operate on

Encyclopedia: Sterilise