Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: stérile

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sterile (comparative more sterile, superlative most sterile)

  1. (not comparable) Unable to reproduce (or procreate).
  2. (figuratively) Barren; unfruitful or unprofitable; lacking ideas or sentiment.
  3. Germless; free from all living or viable microorganisms.
    a sterile kitchen table
  4. free from dangerous objects, as a zone in an airport that can be only be entered via a security checkpoint

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

ItalianEdit

LatinEdit