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a. Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful: The study compared demographic characteristics of infertile women with those who were fecund."The smell of mud, of mush, the primeval smell of fecund earth, seemed to sting our faces" (Joseph Conrad).
b. Characterized by or suggestive of fertility: The large aphids were more fecund than the smaller ones."Deep in the end of the back yard, the blossoming peach tree shone like a celestial sentinel. The fecund air lavished upon their faces the tenderness of a lover's adoring hands" (James Agee).
2. Characterized by intellectual productivity: a fecund mind. See Synonyms at fertile.
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1. greatly productive; fertile
2. intellectually productive; prolific
[C14: from Latin fēcundus; related to Latin fētus offspring]
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fe•cund(ˈfi kʌnd, -kənd, ˈfɛk ʌnd, -ənd)
1. producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful.
2. very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.
[1375–1425; late Middle English fecounde < Anglo-French < Latin fēcundus (see fetus) + -cundus adj. suffix]
fe•cun•di•ty (fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti) n.
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fecund, fecundation - Fecund is another word for "fertile, fruitful, productive"; fecundation is another word for "fertilization, impregnation."
See also related terms for productive.
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|Adj.||1.||fecund - capable of producing offspring or vegetation|
fertile - capable of reproducing
|2.||fecund - intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"|
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
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adjective fertile, productive, prolific, fruitful, teeming, fructiferous a symbol of fecund nature
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fecund[ˈfiːkənd] ADJ → fecundo
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adj (lit, fig) → fruchtbar
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fecund[ˈfiːkənd] adj (liter) → fecondo/a
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a. fecundo-a; fértil.
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