sterilely
adverb see sterile

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sterilely — sterile ► ADJECTIVE 1) not able to produce children, young, crops, or fruit. 2) lacking in imagination, creativity, or excitement. 3) free from bacteria or other living micro organisms. DERIVATIVES sterilely adverb sterility noun. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • sterilely — See sterile. * * * …   Universalium

  • sterilely — adverb in a sterile manner …   Wiktionary

  • sterilely — adv. in a sterile manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sterilely — ster·ile·ly …   English syllables

  • sterilely — l(l)ē, i adverb : in a sterile manner : so as to be or remain sterile …   Useful english dictionary

  • sterile — sterilely, adv. sterility /steuh ril i tee/, sterileness, n. /ster il/ or, esp. Brit., / uyl/, adj. 1. free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical instruments. 2. incapable of producing offspring; not producing offspring.… …   Universalium

  • sterile — adjective Etymology: Middle English steryle, from Latin sterilis; akin to Gothic stairo barren animal, Sanskrit starī sterile cow Date: 15th century 1. a. failing to bear or incapable of producing fruit or spores b. failing to produce or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sterility — See sterilely. * * * …   Universalium

  • sterileness — See sterilely. * * * …   Universalium

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