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Synonyms for sterilize
ˈstɛr əˌlaɪzster·il·ize

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  1. sterilize, steriliseverb

    make free from bacteria

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

  2. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fixverb

    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. Jim Hill:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Ron Hood:

    What we are concerned about here is that Ohio's most vulnerable children are being subjected to experimental, unproven and expensive treatments and surgeries, this bill is dealing with children under 18, who would be subjected to these procedures which are irreversible, and these decisions are obviously being made by children. The best suicide prevention is to cure and guide, not to sterilize.

  4. 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.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    As the author of a work, I don't relinquish author-ity to just any critic, particularly not to people whose work I've not read or don't respect; those biased by envy are the least relevant, and grounded grammarians who strangle or sterilize under a banner of superiority are a close second.


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