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sterilize

synonym (synonym of sterilize)

hypernym (sterilize IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • make free from bacteria (verb.body)
    destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing (verb.body)
     
  • make infertile (verb.body)
    perform surgery on (verb.body)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF sterilize relation)

derivation (.... is derived from sterilize)

  • make free from bacteria (verb.body)
    a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments (noun.artifact)
     
  • make infertile (verb.body)
    the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the sterilization of an animal (noun.act)
     
synonym hypernym hyponym derivation sterilise desex desexualise desexualize operate operate on disinfect alter castrate neuter demasculinise demasculinize emasculate sterilisation sterilization altering autoclave steriliser sterilizer

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