Definition of sterility in English:



mass noun
  • The quality or condition of being sterile.

    ‘the disease can cause sterility in males’
    ‘the sterility of debate in the party’
    • ‘Infertility and sterility are on the rise, threatening to rob future generations of their right to choose to conceive.’
    • ‘Ozone is injected into the water to ensure its sterility.’
    • ‘Left untreated in women, the bacteria can spread to the fallopian tubes and ovaries, and may lead to sterility.’
    • ‘Mumps can be linked to meningitis and cause sterility in males.’
    • ‘I don't mind that it's traded some gutsiness for a bit of sterility and a more intellectually satisfying approach.’
    unproductiveness, unfruitfulness, infertility, sterileness, non-productivity
    pointlessness, unproductiveness, unfruitfulness, fruitlessness, uselessness, futility, profitlessness, worthlessness, abortiveness
    asepsis, freedom from germs, lack of contamination, lack of infection, lack of pollution, disinfection, purity, cleanliness
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