sterile (adj.)

  1. incapable of reproducing; an infertile couple

    [ Syn: unfertile , infertile ]

  2. free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; a sterile operating area; aseptic surgical instruments; aseptic surgical techniques

    [ Syn: aseptic ]

  3. deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; a sterile ideology lacking in originality; unimaginative development of a musical theme; uninspired writing

    [ Syn: unimaginative , uninspired , uninventive ]

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