Sterilise



verb (used with object), sterilized, sterilizing.
1.
to destroy microorganisms in or on, usually by bringing to a high temperature with steam, dry heat, or boiling liquid.
2.
to destroy the ability of (a person or animal) to reproduce by removing the sex organs or inhibiting their functions.
3.
to make (land) barren or unproductive.
4.
Informal. to delete or remove anything comprising or damaging from:
to sterilize a government document before releasing it to the press.
5.
Informal. to isolate or completely protect from unwanted, unauthorized, or unwholesome activities, attitudes, influences, etc.:
You can’t sterilize children against violence.
verb
1.
(transitive) to render sterile; make infertile or barren

sterilize ster·il·ize (stěr’ə-līz’)
v. ster·il·ized, ster·il·iz·ing, ster·il·iz·es

To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.

To deprive a person or an animal of the ability to produce offspring, as by removing the reproductive organs.

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