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Sterile
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Sterile as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 14 answers for the crossword clue 'Sterile', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Sterile a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Sterile as an answer itself some 112 times.

Sterile is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 15 October 2021 with the answer being BARREN, we also found BARREN to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
  • Deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing"
  • Free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Sterile'.

  • leister A spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon)

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

ARID
Lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"

ATIC

6 Letters

BARREN
Providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

7 Letters

ASEPTIC
Free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"

8 Letters

GERMFREE
Free from germs or pathogenic organisms; sterile; "a germfree environment"

GERMLESS

9 Letters

INFERTILE
Incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"

UNFERTILE
Incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"

10 Letters

ANTISEPTIC
A substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues

UNFRUITFUL
Not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production

UNINSPIRED
Deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing"

11 Letters

UNINVENTIVE
Deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing"

12 Letters

UNPRODUCTIVE
Not producing desired results; "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"

13 Letters

UNIMAGINATIVE
Lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality; "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"

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