Keywords: sterilisation, tubal ligation, vasectomy, sterilise

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. A medical operation that makes it impossible for a male or female to produce or have babies. English = sterilisation.
  2. A medical operation that makes it impossible for a female to have or produce babies, for example by cutting or tying the fallopian tubes. English = tubal ligation.
  3. A medical operation on a male in which the vas deferens in the testicles are excised so as to make it impossible for him to produce babies. English = vasectomy.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To operate on a male or a female so as to make it impossible for him or her to produce or have babies. English = sterilise.
  2. Of a woman, to have a tubal ligation. Idiomatic English = have one's tubes tied.