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

Derived forms: sterilizing, sterilizes, sterilized

Type of: disinfect, operate, operate on

Encyclopedia: Sterilize