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in·fer·tile

 (ĭn-fûr′tl)
adj.
1. Biology
a. Not capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
b. Not fertilized and hence incapable of growing and developing: infertile duck eggs.
2. Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation: infertile land.
3. Unproductive or producing little: a path of research that proved infertile.

infertile

(ɪnˈfɜːtaɪl)
adj
1. not capable of producing offspring; sterile
2. (of land) not productive; barren
inˈfertilely adv
infertility n

in•fer•tile

(ɪnˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl)

adj.
not fertile; sterile; barren.
[1590–1600; < Latin]
in•fer′tile•ly, adv.
in`fer•til′i•ty, n.

in·fer·tile

(ĭn-fûr′tl)
1. Not capable of producing offspring, seeds, or fruit; unable to reproduce.
2. Not capable of developing into a complete organism: infertile eggs.
3. Not capable of supporting plant life; unfavorable to the growth of crops and plants: infertile soil.

infertility noun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.infertile - incapable of reproducinginfertile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
unfruitful - not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production
impotent - lacking power or ability; "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent"- Freeman J.Dyson; "felt impotent rage"
unproductive - not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"

infertile

adjective
1. sterile, barren, infecund According to one survey, one woman in eight is infertile.
2. barren, unproductive, nonproductive, unfruitful, infecund The waste is dumped, making the surrounding land infertile.
barren productive, fertile, fruitful, generative, fecund

infertile

adjective
1. Lacking or unable to produce growing plants or crops:
2. Unable to produce offspring:
Translations
عَاقِرٌعَقيم، عاقِرمُجْدِب، قاحِل، غَيْر مُخْصِب
neplodnýneúrodný
ufrugtbarinfertilsteril
hedelmätön
neplodan
ófrjór
繁殖力のない
불임의
nederlingumasnevaisingas
neauglīgs
neúrodný
infertil
เป็นหมัน
vô sinh

infertile

[ɪnˈfɜːtaɪl] ADJ [land, soil] → yermo, infecundo; [person, animal] → estéril

infertile

[ɪnˈfɜːrtaɪl] adj
[person, animal] → stérile
[soil, land] → stérile

infertile

adj soil, womb, personunfruchtbar; animalfortpflanzungsunfähig; mindunergiebig, ideenlos

infertile

[ɪnˈfɜːtaɪl] adjsterile

infertile

(inˈfəːtail) adjective
1. (of soil etc) not fertile or producing good crops. The land was stony and infertile.
2. (of persons or animals) unable to have young.
ˌinferˈtility (-ˈti-) noun

infertile

عَاقِرٌ neplodný ufrugtbar unfruchtbar στείρος estéril hedelmätön stérile neplodan sterile 繁殖力のない 불임의 onvruchtbaar ufruktbar nieurodzajny estéril бесплодный infertil เป็นหมัน verimsiz vô sinh 不生育的

infertile

adj infértil, estéril
References in classic literature ?
From these facts; from the great difficulty of ascertaining the infertility of varieties in a state of nature, for a supposed variety if infertile in any degree would generally be ranked as species; from man selecting only external characters in the production of the most distinct domestic varieties, and from not wishing or being able to produce recondite and functional differences in the reproductive system; from these several considerations and facts, I do not think that the very general fertility of varieties can be proved to be of universal occurrence, or to form a fundamental distinction between varieties and species.
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An evangelical preacher who claimed to be able to help infertile couples have "miracle babies" has been charged with a string of sexual assaults.
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