infer-tile

infertile

[in-fur-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl]
adjective
not fertile; unproductive; sterile; barren: infertile soil.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin infertilis. See in-3, fertile

infertilely, adverb
infertility, infertileness, noun
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infertile (ɪnˈfɜːtaɪl)
 
adj
1.  not capable of producing offspring; sterile
2.  (of land) not productive; barren
 
in'fertilely
 
adv
 
infertility
 
n

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infertile in·fer·tile (ĭn-fûr'tl)
adj.
Incapable of producing offspring; sterile.

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infertile   (ĭn-fûr'tl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Not capable of reproducing.

  2. Not capable of developing into a complete organism, as infertile eggs.

  3. Relating to soil or land that is not capable of supporting or is unfavorable to the growth of plants.


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