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sterile

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  • adjunproductive, clean
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Synonyms for sterile

adj unproductive, clean
  • antiseptic
  • arid
  • barren
  • bleak
  • desolate
  • futile
  • hygienic
  • impotent
  • infertile
  • aseptic
  • bare
  • dead
  • decontaminated
  • desert
  • disinfected
  • dry
  • effete
  • empty
  • fallow
  • fruitless
  • gaunt
  • germ-free
  • infecund
  • pasteurized
  • sanitary
  • septic
  • sterilized
  • unfruitful
  • uninfected
  • unprofitable
  • unprolific
  • vain
  • waste
  • without issue

Antonyms for sterile

  • cheerful
  • contaminated
  • fertile
  • fruitful
  • potent
  • productive
  • profitable
  • unclean
  • unsanitary
  • unsterile
  • dirty
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More words related to sterile

antiseptic

adjective. completely clean, uncontaminated; decontaminating
  • antibacterial
  • antibiotic
  • aseptic
  • bactericidal
  • clean
  • disinfectant
  • germ-destroying
  • germ-free
  • germicidal
  • hygienic
  • medicated
  • prophylactic
  • pure
  • purifying
  • sanitary
  • sterile
  • sterilized
  • sterilizing
  • unpolluted

barren

adjective. unable to support growth

childless

adjective. barren

dead

adjective. not working

desert

adjective. barren, uncultivated

effete

adjective. unproductive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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