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"Infertile" is an adjective which is often translated as "estéril", and "sterile" is an adjective which is also often translated as "estéril". Learn more about the difference between "infertile" and "sterile" below.
infertile
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unable to reproduce)
a. estéril
As Judy hasn't been able to get pregnant, the couple want to find out if one of them is infertile.Como Judy no pudo hasta ahora quedar embarazada, la pareja quiere saber si uno de ellos es estéril.
2. (agriculture)
a. estéril
Much of the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote is infertile.Gran parte del paisaje volcánico de Lanzarote es estéril.
b. yermo
The dumping of industrial waste has made the land infertile.El vertido de desechos industriales hizo que la tierra quedara yerma.
c. infecundo
The infertile soil is due to deforestation and erosion.El suelo infecundo se debe a la deforestación y la erosión.
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sterile
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (medicine)
a. estéril
I gave the dog an antibiotic injection and put a sterile dressing on the wound.Le puse al perro una inyección de antibióticos y, en la herida, un apósito estéril.
2. (infertile)
a. estéril
These hybrid animals are normally sterile.Estos animales híbridos son generalmente estériles.
3. (lifeless)
a. estéril
I was listening to some sterile discussion on the radio.Estaba escuchando una de esas discusiones estériles en la radio.
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