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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. Dejan Stojanovic:

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

  2. Leslie Walker:

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

  3. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin:

    The idea that there is a straight trade-off between freedoms and security is, to my mind, a bit sterile.

  4. Misbah Ahdab:

    It's as though the Sunni community is sterile, not able to produce new faces, THEIR VOICES ARE LOUD.

  5. Jodi Sherman:

    You certainly need to use sterile and disposable goods.

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