Synonyms of sterilize in English:

sterilize


See definition of sterilize

verb

1‘the wards had been thoroughly sterilized’

SYNONYMS
disinfect, purify, fumigate, decontaminate, sanitize
pasteurize
clean, cleanse
technical autoclave
rare depurate, depollute
ANTONYMS

contaminate

2‘in the last half of the year, over 6.5 million people were sterilized’

SYNONYMS
vasectomize, hysterectomize
rare ovariectomize, oophorectomize, eunuchize

3‘she launched a campaign to have France's 30 million cats and dogs sterilized’

SYNONYMS
castrate, geld, neuter, cut, caponize, emasculate
spay
North American, Australian alter
informal fix, doctor