Definitions English

  • To deprive (a person or an animal) of the ability to produce offspring, as by removing the reproductive organs.
  • To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
  • To render (land) unfruitful.
  • Economics To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
  • To make inoffensive or innocuous: sterilized the terminology with euphemisms.