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sterile

See also: stérile

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EtymologyEdit

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

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AdjectiveEdit

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

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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.

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sterile m, f (masculine and feminine plural sterili)

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

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LatinEdit

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sterile

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