Synonyms of sterilize in English:

sterilize


See definition of sterilize

verb

1‘the wards had been thoroughly sterilized’

SYNONYMS

disinfect, purify, fumigate, decontaminate, sanitize

pasteurize

clean, cleanse

technical autoclave

rare depurate, depollute

ANTONYMS

contaminate

2‘in the last half of the year, over 6.5 million people were sterilized’

SYNONYMS

vasectomize, hysterectomize

rare ovariectomize, oophorectomize, eunuchize

3‘she launched a campaign to have France's 30 million cats and dogs sterilized’

SYNONYMS

castrate, geld, neuter, cut, caponize, emasculate

spay

Australian North American alter

informal fix, doctor