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sterilize

sterilize
Sterlized portion of runway/airfield.
i. To blank off a portion of an instrument panel for equipment not yet installed.
ii. To mark off a portion of a runway as not usable.
iii. To prohibit unauthorized access to a portion of or the entire airport for security reasons.
iv. To make unusable or unavailable a facility, such as a portion of an aircraft, for carrying a weapon.
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To make hybrids, companies must first sterilize plants' male parts so the plants won't self-pollinate.