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fertile

fer·tile

fertile

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhr tihl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: producing or able to produce abundant growth of farm crops or other vegetation.
The crops flourished in the fertile soil.
synonyms:
fecund, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, prolific
antonyms:
barren, desert, infertile, sterile
similar words:
abundant, arable, bounteous, generative, profuse, rich, rife
definition 2: producing or capable of producing offspring, as an animal, plant, egg, seed, or the like. (Cf. sterile.)
The most fertile cows give birth to calves every year.
synonyms:
fecund, fruitful, productive, prolific
antonyms:
barren, infertile, sterile
similar words:
abundant, bounteous, generative, profuse, rich, rife
definition 3: producing abundantly or continuously; prolific.
Her books are so popular because she has such a fertile imagination.
synonyms:
fecund, fruitful, productive, prolific
antonyms:
barren, penurious
similar words:
abundant, bounteous, creative, generative, plenteous, pregnant, profuse, rich, rife
definition 4: of, relating to, or conducive to abundant production.
Northern California has a fertile climate.Your paper points to a number of fertile subjects for future research.
synonyms:
fecund, fruitful, productive
similar words:
abundant, bounteous, creative, generative, profuse, rich, rife
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derivations: fertilely (adv.), fertileness (n.)
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