A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to sanitize)
a. to sterilize
Para esterilizar frascos, sumérgelos en agua hirviendo durante 10 minutos.To sterilize jars, submerge them in boiling water for 10 minutes.
b. to sterilise (United Kingdom)
Esteriliza los biberones de tu bebé con sumo cuidado.Sterilise your baby bottles very carefully.
2. (to make infertile)
a. to sterilize
Después de tener seis hijos, Teresa decidió ser esterilizada.After having six children, Teresa decided to be sterilized.
b. to sterilise (United Kingdom)
Hay miles de gatitos sin hogar porque muchos dueños de mascotas no esterilizan a sus gatos.There are thousands of homeless kittens because many pet owners do not sterilise their cats.
c. to neuter (animals)
Si hubieras esterilizado a tu perro cuando era un cachorro, no sería tan agresivo ahora.If you had neutered your dog when it was a puppy, it wouldn't be so aggressive now.
d. to spay (animals)
Queremos esterilizar a nuestra perra porque no podemos permitirnos tener cachorros.We want to spay our female dog, because we cannot afford to have puppies.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to sterilize
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transitive verb
1 (quitar gérmenes) to sterilize
2 (hacer infértil) [+persona] to sterilize
han esterilizado a su gata
[+animal] to sterilize; neuter
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