The meaning of sterilize / sterility in dream | Dream Interpretation
Sterilization in a spiritual sense is somewhat ambivalent. It can either suggest purity of spirit or a belief in austerity, which does not allow the self to grow.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of sterilizing something suggests a need for cleansing at a deep level. We wish to get rid of hurts or traumas and are prepared to put in the effort to do so. ‘Sterilizing’ a situation may be taking the emotion out of it.
Material aspects: Sterility suggests an absence of ideas and motivation.
The need not to be sidetracked in everyday life can present in dreams as a sterile environment. Dreams of alienation, or of being captured by aliens, often have such an image.
Gives gender - specific: For a woman to dream of being sterilized, either by an operation or otherwise, may be connecting with her feeling of powerlessness. In a man’s dream sterilization may suggest sexual dissatisfactions or doubts about his self-image. You might also like to consult the entries for abduct, alien / alienated and operation.