a. barren; infertile; incapable of reproducing; free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
a. not producing or incapable of producing offspring; lacking imagination, creativity, or vitality
The surgical instrument unit includes a tripod having at least two articulating arms, one of which extends into a sterile operating area.
Now let’s apply these lofty standards to this early extravaganza of the season: Oblivion has got a pretty good look, a sterile beauty yet beauty nonetheless.
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It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
It was the sterile and rugged district which separates the tributaries of Champlain from those of the Hudson, the Mohawk, and the St.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
It had been built by an earlier settler, and abandoned, because the soil about it was too sterile for cultivation, while its comparative remoteness put it out of the sphere of that social activity which already marked the habits of the emigrants.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context