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sterile

adjective

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1 not able to produce fruit or offspring
  • sterile couples sometimes choose to adopt needy children
  • the apple tree turned out to be sterile, never yielding a crop of apples

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The first known use of sterile was in the 15th century

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“Sterile.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sterile. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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