Saline vs Sterilize - What's the difference?

saline | sterilize |


As a noun saline

is salt pan (salt evaporation pond).

As a verb sterilize is

to deprive a male or female the ability to procreate.

saline

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Containing salt; salty.
  • Resembling salt.
  • a saline taste

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Water containing dissolved salt.
  • A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
  • Synonyms

    * saline solution

    Derived terms

    * normal saline

    Anagrams

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    sterilize

    English

    Alternative forms

    * sterilise (UK )

    Verb

    (steriliz)
  • To deprive a male or female the ability to procreate.
  • To make unable to produce. To make unprofitable.
  • (biology) To kill, deactivate (denature), or destroy (break apart) all living, viable microorganisms and spores that would be on a surface, in a fluid, or contained in a compound, such as culture media or a medical product.
  • See also

    * birth control * castrate * castrato * eunuch * procreate * procreation * spay

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