sterile

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: stérile

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French stérile, from Latin sterilis (barren, futile). See also Ancient Greek στεῖρα (steîra).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sterile (comparative more sterile, superlative most sterile)

  1. (not comparable) Unable to reproduce (or procreate).
  2. Unprofitable.
  3. Germless; free from all living or viable microorganisms.
    a sterile kitchen table

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sterile

  1. strong feminine singular nominative form of steril.
  2. strong feminine singular accusative form of steril.
  3. strong plural nominative form of steril.
  4. strong plural accusative form of steril.
  5. weak masculine singular nominative form of steril.
  6. weak feminine singular nominative form of steril.
  7. weak feminine singular accusative form of steril.
  8. weak neuter singular nominative form of steril.
  9. weak neuter singular accusative form of steril.
  10. mixed feminine singular nominative form of steril.
  11. mixed feminine singular accusative form of steril.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sterile m, f (masculine and feminine plural sterili)

  1. sterile, barren, unprolific, infertile
  2. sterile, sterilized (medicine)
  3. vain, pointless
  4. unproductive

Related terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sterile

  1. nominative neuter singular of sterilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of sterilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of sterilis