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Another word for sterile

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Adjective
  1. Unable to produce offspring

    See also:

    rich

  2. Lacking or unable to produce growing plants or crops

    See also:

    rich

  3. Free or freed from microorganisms

    See also:

    clean

Another word for sterile

Synonym Study

  • Impotent is specif. applied to a man who cannot engage in sexual intercourse, especially because of an inability to have an erection. All of these words have figurative uses sterile thinking, an infertile mind, a barren victory, unfruitful efforts, impotent rage
  • Barren and unfruitful are specifically applied to a sterile woman or to plants or soil
  • Sterile and infertile imply incapability of producing offspring or fruit, as because of some disorder of the reproductive system