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sterilize

 
Verb sterilize has 2 senses
  1. sterilize, sterilise - make free from bacteria
    --1 is one way to disinfect
    Derived forms: noun sterilization2, noun sterilizer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized"
    --2 is one way to operate on, operate
    Derived form: noun sterilization1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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