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sterile/ˈsterəl/
British/ˈstɛˌrajəl/adjective
sterile
/ˈsterəl/British/ˈstɛˌrajəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of STERILE  
[more sterile; most sterile]
: not able to produce crops or plants
: not able to produce children, young animals, etc.
   b  : not able to grow or develop
: clean and free of bacteria and germs
: not producing or containing new ideas, useful results, etc.
: very plain and not interesting or attractive

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/stəˈrɪləti/noun,[noncount]
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