Associations to the word «Sterile»


STERILE, adjective. (uncomparable) Unable to reproduce (or procreate).
STERILE, adjective. Unprofitable.
STERILE, adjective. Germless; free from all living or viable microorganisms.

Dictionary definition

STERILE, adjective. Incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple".
STERILE, adjective. Free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques".
STERILE, adjective. Deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne