American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Absent or diminished fertility.
- n. The persistent inability to conceive a child.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of being infertile; unproductiveness; barrenness: as, the infertility of land.
- n. The condition of being infertile; of having poor fertility.
- n. The inability to conceive children.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being infertile; unproductiveness; barrenness.
- n. the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
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“The proposal that these embryos could be put at the disposal of infertile couples as a treatment for infertility is not ethically acceptable for the same reasons which make artificial heterologous procreation illicit as well as any form of surrogate motherhood; this practice would also lead to other problems of a medical, psychological and legal nature.”
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“The human race’s sudden, unexplained infertility is the device used to plunge the world into chaos, but it’s just a more aggressive extension of modern issues.”
“Bennett, a doctor, knew that their local NHS trust would only provide donor sperm to couples with proven infertility – in other words, they had to have a go themselves before they could get help.”
“My infertility is the trope throughout, and it's a subject rich with stories.”
“For idiopathic infertility, that is, infertility of an unknown cause, your ultimate chance of success is often related to the duration of the infertility.”
“The story starts with Ms. Kuczynski's infertility, which is genuinely piteous, but quickly goes wrong, as she and her husband decide to hire a woman to carry their child and review applications from women with available wombs.”
“(And, as my M.D. sister pointed out, they apparently have a simple means of testing for female infertility, which is extraordinarily difficult given the myriad possible forms of female infertility.)”
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