- Antonyms of STERILE
grungy, sullied, productive, foul, insalubrious, grimy, filthy, unclean, mucky, polluted, soiled, unhealthy, rich, fecund, poisonous, insanitary, fertilizable, bedraggled, unsanitary, dirty, fruitful, luxuriant, potent, blooming, bearing, dusty, infected, muddy, Producing, stained, nasty, unhealthful, unhygienic, sordid, miasmic, unsterile, teeming, defiled, prolific, germy, flourishing, pregnant, conceptive, grubby, unwholesome, pathogenic, draggled, besmirched, infectious, swarming, dingy, creative, Enriched, septic, bursting, tainted, yielding, uncleanly, fertile, unwashed, unsterilized, sickening, smirched, rank, impregnable, toxic, fat, impregnated, Pathogenetic, noxious, originative, fertilized.
- Examples of usage:
- The soils of this formation are not very fertile, nor yet are they sterile; they are of medium quality, and susceptible, under skilful culture, of the highest improvement. - "School History of North Carolina" by John W. Moore
- Terrible anxiety, the sterile coldness of indifferent despair, urged him to seek the wild horrors of the mountains; the most toilsome path soothed the tumult of his soul. - "Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance." by Friedrich von Hardenberg
- " You're either not of age, or your face is sterile," said Boylan. - "Red Fleece" by Will Levington Comfort