how to pronounce sterilize

stɛɹəlaɪz

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“… used to sterilize people well into the …”

meanings of sterilize

verb:

  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.

words that rhyme with sterilize

paralyze