They already understood, argued Hayden, “the sterility of liberals.”
In adults, lead overload can lead to miscarriages and birth defects, as well as sterility.
At the CLWC, a reporter was told by an adviser that an abortion carried various risks, including “sterility”.
Six months of sterility results, after which normal fertility returns.
This woman had been married three or four years and consulted me on account of her sterility.
He spoke of it as a land having "the curse of sterility" upon it.
The latter complication is a most common cause of sterility in men.
But absolutists like Rickert freely admit the sterility of the notion, even in their own hands.
This, I believe, is one reason for the sterility of America in Art.
Some authors believe that long-continued domestication eliminates this strong tendency to sterility in species.
early 15c., "barren" (implied in sterility), from Middle French stérile "not producing fruit," from Latin sterilis "barren, unproductive," from PIE *ster- "sterile, barren" originally "stiff, rigid" (cf. Greek steresthai "be deprived of," steira "sterile," stereos "firm, solid, stiff, hard;" Sanskrit starih "a barren cow;" Old Church Slavonic sterica "a barren cow;" Gothic stairo "barren;" Old Norse stirtla "a barren cow"). See torpor. Originally in English with reference to soil; of females, from 1530s. The sense of "sterilized" is first recorded 1877.
sterile ster·ile (stěr'əl, -īl')
Not producing or incapable of producing offspring.
Free from all live bacteria or other microorganisms and their spores.