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  • verb Present participle of sterilise.


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  • The European Central Bank's crisis-fighting measures have hit an unexpected snag with the surprise flop of "sterilising" operations to counter the inflationary impact of its eurozone government bond purchases.

  • RBI resorted to higher CRR as a way of 'sterilising' (referring to taking excess liquidity) unprecedented capital inflow in the last three years up to March 2008, he said.

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  • "sterilising" trade surpluses -- essentially making sure that the dollars earned by exporters would not turn into domestic liquidity and inflation.

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  • I remember noticing a smell that was simultaneously clean and terrifying — that spoke of sterilising, surgery and concealment.

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  • They are meticulous about sterilising her bottles and ensuring that she is never cold.

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  • Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia's deputy prime minister, last week announced his government would not be releasing genetically modified male Aedes mosquitoes capable of sterilising female mosquitoes.

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  • If you want a website that talks about sterilising criminals; please go somewhere else.


  • He told me that, as a condemned prisoner, I alone had been spared the sterilising injections, and that the restoration of the national birthrate was now my sole duty.

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  • It's comparing breastfed babies to formula-fed babies from countries where they might not even have an assured water supply or sterilising equipment or electricity, where they might not even have enough formula.

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  • The idea that choosing your mate carefully, and having children or not according to the likely outcome, may improve the human race is one thing; sterilising "mental defectives" is quote another.

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