What are some alternative words 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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sterilize":

    autoclave

How to pronounce sterilize?

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How to say sterilize in sign language?

  1. sterilize

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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. 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.

  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. Jim Hill:

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

  5. F Scott:

    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.


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