To sterilize by the use of cleaning agent.
To deprive of the ability to procreate.
To make unable to produce; to make unprofitable.
To kill, deactivate (denature), or destroy (break apart) all living, viable microorganisms and spores on a surface, in a fluid, or contained in a compound, such as culture media or a medical product.
make (something) free from bacteria or other living microorganisms
“babies’ feeding equipment can be cleaned and sterilized”
deprive (a person or animal) of the ability to produce offspring, typically by removing or blocking the sex organs
“she fell pregnant despite having been sterilized”
make (land or water) unable to produce crops or support life
“a Scandinavian lake has been sterilized by rain made acid”