Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of sterilization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. See sterilization, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
  • n. the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)

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Examples

  • Direct intervention through the purchase of foreign exchange was constrained by the costs of "sterilisation" - a reference to mopping up the excess rand through debt.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • "For a sterilisation, which is regarded as a separate procedure, the patient signs consent separately," Kamwi said.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • And that's not all the good doctor is calling for -- ... called for condoms and "greenhouse-friendly" services such as sterilisation procedures to earn carbon credits.

    Save The Planet--Tax Babies

  • The donation of medical equipment included items such as sterilisation trays, bedpans, operating tables, hospital beds and bedside lockers.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It lists services such as sterilisation, testing for HIV and sexual infections, ultrasound, family planning and abortion.

    Medindia Health News

  • The ECB has so far purchased €59bn of Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, and Irish bonds, but has sought to drain any stimulus through "sterilisation" operations.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Angela Eagle MP pointed out to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander in the Commons this week, if you have time to wade through the site you'll find duplication, repetition and some rather extreme ideas - such as sterilisation for the poor and workhouses for benefit claimants.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • For some women who were interviewed in Helen's study, their fear was so extreme that they had discussed and researched options such as sterilisation, termination and adoption, as a way of avoiding pregnancy and childbirth, even though most women wanted to have a family of their own.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • As part of the revival programme the TTD has ordered for the absolute 'sterilisation' of the well vis-a-vis desilting of the well waters and arresting the seepages if any.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • To go further would probably require draconian measures, such as sterilisation or one-child policies

    AlbertMohler.com

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