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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not fertile; unproductive or barren.
  • adj. Biology Not capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
  • adj. Biology Not fertilized and hence incapable of growing and developing: infertile duck eggs.
  • adj. Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation: infertile land.
  • adj. Unproductive or producing little: a path of research that proved infertile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not fertile

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not fertile; not productive; barren; sterile; unable to propagate its kind; ; an infertile hybrid; -- of living things and of soil or land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not fertile; not fruitful or productive; barren; sterile: as, an infertile soil; infertile ideas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. incapable of reproducing

Etymologies

in- +‎ fertile (Wiktionary)

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