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:

    autoclave

How to pronounce sterilize?

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How to say sterilize in sign language?

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How to use sterilize in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Fabrice:

    Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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