how to pronounce sterilize


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sterilize is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of sterilize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… used to sterilize people well into the …”

meanings of sterilize


  1. To make unable to produce; to make unprofitable.
  2. To deprive of the ability to procreate.
  3. To kill, deactivate (denature), or destroy (break apart) all living, viable microorganisms and spores on a surface, in a fluid, or contained in a compound, such as culture media or a medical product.
  4. To redact (a document), removing classified or sensitive material.

sterilize frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sterilize occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sterilize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sterilize can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with sterilize


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