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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The process of freeing something from living things, especially microbes.

Usage examples (38)
  • The dentist was intent on completing every step of the sterilization process for her instruments.
  • Yes, forced sterilization is the height of compassion.
  • “Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.”
  • The same disapproval for birth control and sterilization is more difficult to understand, but I accept that it exists. for more
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