What does the word sterilize mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To free from germs. sterilise.

Usage examples for sterilize

  1. As this procedure is more reliable when carried out by an experienced person it will be convenient to have all the dressings finished by the time of the nurse's second visit, in order that she may sterilize them. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  2. The only thing that's good for a sick man is something you can sterilize, and then they may charge double prices for it. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  3. Such migrations upset standards, sterilize better stocks, increase low types, and compromise national futures more than war, revolutions, or native deterioration. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard