Antonyms of adj sterile

3 senses of sterile

Sense 1
sterile (vs. fertile), unfertile, infertile -- (incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple")

fertile (vs. sterile) -- (capable of reproducing)
        => conceptive, impregnable -- (capable of conceiving)
        => fecund -- (capable of producing offspring or vegetation)
        => fertilizable -- (capable of being fertilized)
        => rank -- (very fertile; producing profuse growth; "rank earth")

Sense 2
aseptic, sterile -- (free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques")

INDIRECT (VIA antiseptic) -> septic, infected -- (containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage")

Sense 3
sterile, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive -- (deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing")

INDIRECT (VIA uncreative) -> creative, originative -- (having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination")

Similarity of adj sterile

3 senses of sterile

Sense 1
sterile (vs. fertile), unfertile, infertile -- (incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple")
       => barren -- (not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile")
       => sterilized, sterilised -- (made infertile)
       => unfertilized, unfertilised, unimpregnated -- (not having been fertilized; "an unfertilized egg")
          Also See-> unfruitful#1; impotent#1; unproductive#1

Sense 2
aseptic, sterile -- (free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques")
       => antiseptic (vs. septic) -- (thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities")

Sense 3
sterile, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive -- (deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing")
       => uncreative (vs. creative) -- (not creative; "an uncreative imagination")

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