unsterile

adjective
un·​ster·​ile | \ ˌən-ˈster-əl How to pronounce unsterile (audio) , chiefly British -ˌī(-ə)l \

Definition of unsterile

: not free from living organisms and microorganisms : not sterile an unsterile instrument an operation done in an unsterile environment

Examples of unsterile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There 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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First Known Use of unsterile

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsterile was circa 1934

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“Unsterile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsterile. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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