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Definition of Sterile


  1. Producing little or no crop; barren; unfruitful; unproductive; not fertile; as, sterile land; a sterile desert; a sterile year.
  2. Incapable of reproduction; unfitted for reproduction of offspring; not able to germinate or bear fruit; unfruitful; as, a sterile flower, which bears only stamens.
  3. Free from reproductive spores or germs; as, a sterile fluid.
  4. Fig.: Barren of ideas; destitute of sentiment; as, a sterile production or author.


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Sterile Translations

sterile in Dutch is onvruchtbaar, kiemvrij, steriel
sterile in German is Keimfrei
sterile in Latin is infecundus
sterile in Swedish is steril