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1. sterile

adjective. ['ˈstɛrəl'] deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention.

Synonyms

  • unimaginative
  • uninventive
  • uninspired

Antonyms

  • fruitlessness
  • unproductiveness
  • uncreativeness
  • powerful

Etymology

  • sterilis (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word sterile


1. Adjective
To keep the jars sterile and keep from burning yourself, use a clean jar handler.

Quotes containing the word sterile


1. Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul.
- John Caudwell

2. There aren't any syringes."Red Sox came over and held a sterile pack out. When she tried to take it from him, he kept a grip on the thing. "I know you'll use this wisely.""Wisely?"She snapped the syringe out of his hand. "No, I'm going to poke him in the eye with it. Because that's what they trained me to do in medical school.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

3. Knowledge without courage is sterile.
- Baltasar Gracián

2. sterile

adjective. ['ˈstɛrəl'] incapable of reproducing.

Synonyms

  • sterilized
  • unimpregnated
  • fecundity
  • impotent
  • sterilised
  • unfertilized
  • unfertilised
  • fertility
  • unproductive
  • barren
  • infertile
  • unfertile

Antonyms

  • fruitful
  • infertility
  • productive
  • fertile

Etymology

  • sterilis (Latin)

3. sterile

adjective. ['ˈstɛrəl'] free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms.

Synonyms

  • antiseptic

Antonyms

  • profitable
  • effective

Etymology

  • sterilis (Latin)
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