fruitfully

fruitful

[froot-fuhl]
adjective
1.
producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations.
2.
abounding in fruit, as trees or other plants; bearing fruit abundantly.
3.
producing an abundant growth, as of fruit: fruitful soil; fruitful rain.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see fruit, -ful

fruitfully, adverb
fruitfulness, noun
overfruitful, adjective
overfruitfully, adverb
overfruitfulness, noun


1, 3. See productive.


1. barren.
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fruitful (ˈfruːtfʊl)
 
adj
1.  bearing fruit in abundance
2.  productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
3.  causing or assisting prolific growth
4.  producing results or profits: a fruitful discussion
 
'fruitfully
 
adv
 
'fruitfulness
 
n

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fruitful
c.1300, of trees, from fruit + -ful. Related: Fruitfully; fruitfulness. Of animals or persons from early 16c.; of immaterial things from 1530s.
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