English to English
1. incapable of reproducing
an infertile couple
2. Producing little or no crop; barren; unfruitful; unproductive; not fertile; as, sterile land; a sterile desert; a sterile year.
3. free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
a sterile operating area|aseptic surgical instruments|aseptic surgical techniques
4. deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
a sterile ideology lacking in originality|unimaginative development of a musical theme|uninspired writing