[ dee-ster-uh-lahyz ]
/ diˈstɛr əˌlaɪz /
Save This Word!
verb (used with object), de·ster·i·lized, de·ster·i·liz·ing.
to utilize an idle fund or commodity, as when a nation issues currency against gold previously unused.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also especially British, de·ster·i·lise .
OTHER WORDS FROM desterilizede·ster·i·li·za·tion, noun
Words nearby desterilize
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021