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English verb: sterilize

1. sterilize (body) make free from bacteria


Synonymssterilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disinfect


Narrower (hyponym)autoclave

2. sterilize (body) make infertile


SamplesIn some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized.


Synonymsdesex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, unsex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)operate, operate on


Narrower (hyponym)alter, castrate, castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, neuter, spay, vasectomise, vasectomize









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