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fer·tile

 (fûr′tl)
adj.
1. Biology
a. Capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
b. Capable of growing and developing; able to mature: a fertile egg.
2. Botany Bearing functional reproductive structures such as seeds or fruit or material such as spores or pollen.
3. Bearing or producing crops or vegetation abundantly; fruitful.
4. Rich in material needed to sustain plant growth: fertile soil.
5. Highly or continuously productive; prolific: a fertile imagination; a fertile source of new ideas.
6. Physics Capable of producing fissionable material: fertile thorium 232.

[Middle English fertil, from Old French fertile, from Latin fertilis, from ferre, to bear; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

fer′tile·ly adv.
fer′tile·ness n.
Synonyms: fertile, fecund, fruitful, productive, prolific
These adjectives mean marked by great productivity: a fertile imagination; a fecund theory; fruitful efforts; a productive period; a prolific career.

fertile

(ˈfɜːtaɪl)
adj
1. (Biology) capable of producing offspring
2. (Agriculture)
a. (of land) having nutrients capable of sustaining an abundant growth of plants
b. (of farm animals) capable of breeding stock
3. (Biology) biology
a. capable of undergoing growth and development: fertile seeds; fertile eggs.
b. (of plants) capable of producing gametes, spores, seeds, or fruits
4. producing many offspring; prolific
5. highly productive; rich; abundant: a fertile brain.
6. (General Physics) physics (of a substance) able to be transformed into fissile or fissionable material, esp in a nuclear reactor
7. conducive to productiveness: fertile rain.
[C15: from Latin fertilis, from ferre to bear]
ˈfertilely adv
ˈfertileness n

fer•tile

(ˈfɜr tl; esp. Brit. -taɪl)

adj.
1. bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation, crops, etc., abundantly: fertile soil.
2. bearing or capable of bearing offspring.
3. abundantly productive; fecund: a fertile imagination.
4. conducive to productiveness.
5.
a. fertilized, as a seed or egg.
b. capable of developing, as a seed or egg.
c. capable of producing reproductive structures or of causing fertilization.
6. capable of being transmuted into a fissionable nuclide by irradiation with neutrons.
[1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin fertilis fruitful]
fer′tile•ly, adv.
fer′tile•ness, n.
syn: See productive.

fer·tile

(fûr′tl)
1. Capable of producing offspring, seeds, or fruit; able to reproduce.
2. Capable of developing into a complete organism; fertilized: a fertile egg.
3. Capable of supporting plant life; favorable to the growth of crops and plants: fertile soil.

fertility noun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fertile - capable of reproducing
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
potent, stiff, strong - having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
infertile, sterile, unfertile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
2.fertile - intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
3.fertile - bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
4.fertile - marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"

fertile

adjective
1. productive, rich, flowering, lush, fat, yielding, prolific, abundant, plentiful, fruitful, teeming, luxuriant, generative, fecund, fruit-bearing, flowing with milk and honey, plenteous the rolling fertile countryside of Ireland
productive poor, dry, barren, sterile, impotent, unproductive, infertile, unfruitful, infecund
2. creative, productive, prolific, inventive, resourceful a product of his fertile imagination
3. able to conceive, able to reproduce, able to have children, able to have babies, able to have young, potent The operation cannot make her fertile again.

fertile

adjective
1. Capable of reproducing:
Biology: proliferous.
2. Characterized by great productivity:
Translations
خَصِبخَصْب، خَصيبمُثْمِر، وَلود
úrodnýplodnývynalézavý
frugtbarfrodig
hedelmällinentuotteliasvilkas
plodan
frjór
繁殖力のある
비옥한
apvaisinimasapvaisintiderlingasderlingumastrąša
auglīgsbagātsdīgtspējīgsradošsražīgs
ploden
fertil
ซึ่งมีดินอุดมสมบูรณ์
màu mỡ

fertile

[ˈfɜːtaɪl] ADJ
1. (Agr) [land, valley, soil] → fértil
2. (Bio) [woman, animal, phase] → fértil; [egg] → fértil, fecundo
3. (fig) (= productive) → fértil; (= creative) [imagination, mind] → fecundo, fértil
this was her most fertile period of writingcomo escritora, ésta fue su época más fértil
this situation provides a fertile breeding ground for racistsesta situación es un caldo de cultivo para el racismo

fertile

[ˈfɜːrtaɪl] adj
[land, soil] → fertile
fertile ground (fig)terrain m propice
to be fertile ground for sth → être un terrain propice pour qch
(= vivid) [imagination] → fertile
[person, animal] → fécond(e) fertile periodfertile period n [woman, animal] → période f de fécondité

fertile

adj
(Agr, Biol) land, region, woman, man, animalfruchtbar; soilergiebig; egg, ovumbefruchtungsfähig; the fertile period or timedie fruchtbaren Tage
(fig: = productive) mind, brainproduktiv; imagination, periodfruchtbar; the idea fell on fertile groundder Gedanke fiel auf fruchtbaren Boden; this is fertile ground for racists/ethnic hatreddas ist fruchtbarer Boden für Rassisten/Rassenhass

fertile

[ˈfɜːtaɪl] adj (gen) → fertile; (creature, plant) → fecondo/a
fertile period → periodo di fecondità

fertile

(ˈfəːtail) adjective
1. producing a lot. fertile fields; a fertile mind/imagination.
2. able to produce fruit, children, young animals etc. fertile seed.
ferˈtility (-ˈti-) noun
the state or condition of being fertile.
fertilize, fertilise (-ti-) verb
to make fertile. He fertilized his fields with manure; An egg must be fertilized before it can develop.
ˌfertiliˈzation, ˌfertiliˈsation noun
ˈfertilizer, ˈfertiliser (-ti-) noun
a substance (manure, chemicals etc) used to make land (more) fertile.

fertile

خَصِب úrodný frugtbar fruchtbar γόνιμος fértil hedelmällinen fertile plodan fertile 繁殖力のある 비옥한 vruchtbaar fruktbar urodzajny fértil плодородный fertil ซึ่งมีดินอุดมสมบูรณ์ verimli màu mỡ 肥沃的

fer·tile

a. fértil, fecundo-a, productivo-a.

fertile

adj fértil
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