un·ster·ile|\ ˌən-ˈster-əl, chiefly British -ˌī(-ə)l\
Definition of unsterile
: not free from living organisms and microorganisms : not sterilean unsterile instrumentan operation done in an unsterile environment
Examples of unsterile in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThere is also a risk that the contact lens and packing solution may become unsterile.
Yoni Heisler, BGR, 19 May 2021 Hale led a project focused on eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a deadly disease usually caused when the umbilical cord is cut with an unsterile instrument.
Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Aug. 2020 Three former Fillakit employees said that its process was unsterile.
Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, 18 June 2020
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