What is another word for sterilize?

Synonyms for sterilize
ˈstɛr əˌlaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sterilize, sterilise(verb)

    make free from bacteria

    Synonyms:
    fix, desex, unsex, sterilise, desexualize, desexualise

  2. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix(verb)

    make infertile

    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

    Synonyms:
    furbish up, desexualise, ready, prepare, get, set up, cook, make, secure, sterilise, gear up, mend, unsex, fasten, determine, bushel, desexualize, define, specify, desex, fixate, deposit, touch on, repair, pay back, posit, situate, limit, restore, set, fix, pay off, doctor

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  1. List of paraphrases for "sterilize":

    autoclave

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How to use sterilize in a sentence?

  1. F. Scott Fitzgerald:

    Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

  2. Jessica Ilunga:

    It means at times they don't change gloves or don't use single-use ones or simply they don't use gloves at all, they don't sterilize their equipment, and they don't decontaminate beds, and they don't change sheets.

  3. Salvador Dalí:

    It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

  4. Fabrice:

    Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections?

  5. Jim Hill:

    I've never seen a bill that attempted to sterilize a person, male or female.

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