Definition of sterilize
- surgically sterilize cats and dogs
The organization encourages people to sterilize their cats and dogs.
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: to clean (something) by destroying germs or bacteria
: to make (someone or something) unable to produce children, young animals, etc.
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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