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- sterilise (UK)
- To deprive a male or female the ability to procreate.
- To make unable to produce. To make unprofitable.
- (biology) To kill, deactivate (denature), or destroy (break apart) all living, viable microorganisms and spores that would be on a surface, in a fluid, or contained in a compound, such as culture media or a medical product.
disable ability to procreate
make unable to produce; make unprofitable
(biology) To destroy all spores or germs