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Sterility definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STERILITY, n. [L.]
1. Barrenness; unproductiveness; unfruitfulness; the quality or state of producing little or nothing; as the sterility of land or soil.
2. Barrenness; unfruitfulness; the state of not producing young; as of animals.
3. Barrenness of ideas or sentiments, as in writings.
4. Want of fertility or the power of producing sentiment; as the sterility of an author or of his mind.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms [syn: asepsis, antisepsis, sterility, sterileness]
2: the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate [syn: sterility, infertility] [ant: fecundity, fertility]

Merriam Webster's

noun see sterile

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sterility Ste*ril"i*ty, n. [L. sterilitas: cf. F. st['e]rilit['e].] 1. The quality or condition of being sterile. 2. (Biol.) Quality of being sterile; infecundity; also, the state of being free from germs or spores.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see sterile

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Barrenness, unfruitfulness, fruitlessness, unproductiveness, infecundity.

Moby Thesaurus

aridity, asepsis, barrenness, birth control, bloodlessness, characterlessness, cleanliness, cleanly habits, cleanness, colorlessness, contraception, daintiness, deadness, dearth, dismalness, dragginess, dreariness, dry womb, dryness, dullness, dustiness, effeteness, emptiness, etiolation, family planning, famine, fastidiousness, flatness, freshness, heaviness, hollowness, hospital cleanliness, immaculacy, immaculateness, impotence, inanity, ineffectualness, inexcitability, infecundity, infertility, insipidity, insipidness, jejunity, leadenness, lifelessness, lowness of spirit, paleness, pallor, planned parenthood, pointlessness, pokiness, ponderousness, pureness, purity, slowness, solemnity, spiritlessness, spotlessness, stainlessness, sterileness, stiffness, stodginess, stuffiness, superficiality, tastelessness, tediousness, tidiness, unfertileness, unfruitfulness, uninterestingness, unliveliness, unproductiveness, unspottedness, vapidity, vapidness, whiteness, withered loins, woodenness



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