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Sterile

Pronunciation of Sterile
/stˈɛɹa͡ɪl/, /stˈɛɹa‍ɪl/, /s_t_ˈɛ_ɹ_aɪ_l/

Synonyms for sterile:

Sense 1

dry, sterilized, infertility, round table, void, sanitized, unoriginal.

Sense 2

earthbound, inhospitable, effete, fertility, stodgy, harmless, matter of fact, pedestrian.

Sense 3

colorless, lively, flavorless, heated, prosaic, lackluster, spiritless, lusterless.

Sense 4

lifeless, poor, drab.

Sense 6

flat.

Sense 14

dull.

barren

arid, neuter.

sterile

impotent.

valueless

worthless.

antiseptic (adjective)

pure, germfree, clean.

barren (adjective)

unfertile, unproductive.

clean (adjective)

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.

fruitless (adjective)

unsuccessful.

futile (adjective)

worthless.

hygienic (adjective)

uncontaminated.

impotent (adjective)

impotent, inadequate.

insufficient (adjective)

inadequate.

pristine (adjective)

Taintless.

sterile (adjective)

dry, effete, hygienic, impotent, infertile, unfruitful, arid, antiseptic, sterilized, barren, sanitary, fallow, aseptic.

unproductive (adjective)

barren, unfertile, childless, fallow, unproductive, infertile, effete, unfruitful.

Sense 4 (noun)

heated, round table, lively, dull.

Sense 7 (noun)

sanitized.

Sense 8 (noun)

unoriginal.

Sense 9 (noun)

flavorless, lackluster, lusterless, pedestrian, prosaic, matter of fact, drab, colorless, stodgy, flat, spiritless, lifeless, earthbound.

sterile (noun)

uncreative, unfertile, infertile, unimaginative, uninventive, barren, antiseptic, uninspired, aseptic.

unproductiveness (noun)

infertility.

unprofitable (noun)

worthless.

defeated (verb)

unsuccessful.

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.

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