Sterile

Definition of Sterile

Ster´ile
a.1.Producing little or no crop; barren; unfruitful; unproductive; not fertile; as, sterile land; a sterile desert; a sterile year.
2.(Biol.) Incapable of reproduction; unfitted for reproduction of offspring; not able to germinate or bear fruit; unfruitful; as, a sterile flower, which bears only stamens.
3.Fig.: Barren of ideas; destitute of sentiment; as, a sterile production or author.

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