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Synonyms for sterile
ˈstɛr ɪl; esp. Brit. -aɪlster·ile

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  1. sterileadjective

    barren, infertile

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  1. sterile

    barren, unfruitful, unproductive, desert, infertile

    fruitful, fertile, productive, luxuriant, exuberant, cultivated

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  1. sterile, unfertile, infertileadjective

    incapable of reproducing

    "an infertile couple"

    uninspired, uninventive, unfertile, unimaginative, infertile, aseptic

    rank, conceptive, fecund, impregnable, originative, fertilizable, septic, fertile, infected, creative

  2. aseptic, sterileadjective

    free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms

    "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"

    uninspired, unfertile, uninventive, unimaginative, infertile, aseptic

    septic, rank, impregnable, infected, creative, conceptive, fertile, fecund, originative, fertilizable

  3. sterile, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventiveadjective

    deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention

    "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing"

    uninventive, stereotypical, stereotyped, stereotypic, aseptic, unimaginative, unfertile, infertile, uninspired

    conceptive, fecund, infected, creative, fertilizable, septic, rank, originative, impregnable, fertile

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sterileadjective

    barren, unfruitful, fruitless, unproductive, unprolific, infecund, addle, ACARPOUS, jejune, poor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. sterileadjective

    barren, infecund, unproductive, unfruitful, unprolific

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  1. Administrator Neffenger:

    We are reengaging with local law enforcement to ensure that they're on the lookout for anybody who might do something outside the sterile area of the airport, we're comfortable that we have a lot of procedures in place to help us identify individuals coming into the system, and, of course, identify prohibited items that you don't want to get through. But the real question is outside the sterile area, what do you know?

  2. Jodi Sherman:

    Virtually everything is disposable, from linens to unused drugs that were opened and never administered. Probably every physician would agree they see enormous amounts of waste and disposables, and they just don’t know what to do about it, you certainly need to use sterile and disposable goods.

  3. Leslie Walker:

    It's very shiny and clean looking and very sterile.

  4. Max Lerner:

    We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line.

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