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

First Known Use of unsterile

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsterile.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsterile. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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