Pronunciation of Sterile
/stˈɛɹa͡ɪl/, /stˈɛɹaɪl/, /s_t_ˈɛ_ɹ_aɪ_l/
Antonyms for sterile:
Synonyms for sterile:
purity, orderly, fresh, pure, immaculate, uncontaminated, stainless, straight, tidy, sanitary, fastidious, clean, hygienic, pristine, spotless, refined, spick-and-span, unsoiled, squeaky-clean, neat, unsullied, unstained, Taintless.
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
Sense 8 (noun)
Sense 9 (noun)
Usage examples for sterile:
- The same sandy sterile country was around, thinly clothed with Banksia trees. - "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)", George Grey.
- As soon as government begins to supply services, it is turning away from the sterile tyranny of the taboo. - "A Preface to Politics", Walter Lippmann.