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sterilize

verb

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as in spay, castrate

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The first known use of sterilize was in 1695

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“Sterilize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sterilize. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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