Definitions English

  • Not producing or incapable of producing offspring.
  • Not producing or incapable of producing seed, fruit spores, or other reproductive structures. Used of plants or their parts.
  • Producing little or no vegetation; unfruitful: sterile land.
  • Free from live bacteria or other microorganisms: a sterile operating area; sterile instruments.
  • Lacking imagination, creativity, or vitality.
  • Lacking the power to function; not productive or effective; fruitless: a sterile discussion.