I am writing to ask the following sentence.
Jerri had previously practiced emergency medicine only in the "sterile confines of a hospital." For the next few months, she experienced a totally different working environment. She discovered that the weather played havoc with conventional treatments--adhesive bandages would not stick, and wounds took longer to heal.
What does "sterile confines" mean???
sterile means extremely clean, scrubbed clean, germ/bacteria free, spotless.Originally Posted by Unregistered
confines - limits of a space.
sterile confines - within the walls of the extremely clean environment.