Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not fecund; not bearing; unfruitful; barren.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Unfruitful; not producing young; barren; infertile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective infertile

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

in- +‎ fecund

Examples

  • Special difficulties are presented by cases of cooperation in the sin of a spouse who voluntarily renders the unitive act infecund.

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • Of course, one could note that Adultery could certainly result in the increase of the species, perhaps more so than closed marriage to an infertile or infecund spouse.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » From the California Supreme Court’s Prop. 8 Decision:

  • To justify conjugal acts made intentionally infecund, one cannot invoke as valid reasons the lesser evil, or the fact that such acts would constitute a whole together with the fecund acts already performed or to follow later, and hence would share in one and the same moral goodness.

    The Catholic Version: Do pro-life policies reduce abortion? Or, Why Good Catholics can be Pro-Choice

  • Consequently it is an error to think that a conjugal act which is deliberately made infecund and so is intrinsically dishonest could be made honest and right by the ensemble of a fecund conjugal life.

    The Catholic Version: Do pro-life policies reduce abortion? Or, Why Good Catholics can be Pro-Choice

  • (Brazil), although as a cross between donkey stallions and mares they are infecund, i.e. not reproductively prolific; with a lifespan of up to 35 years they can be economically used for approximately 25 years.

    1. Selection of animals

  • Some respond by a reference to their frequent burnings, — others to some chemical defect in their soil, — others, to the disgeniality of their climate, — others, to their infecund aridity, — and yet, others, to the supposition that some operation of nature or art has effected the destruction of quondam forests, and reduced them to their present condition.

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

  • After the coal is brought to the plant for processing the remaining toxic sludge, known as 'coal slurry,' is deposited into designated slurry pools and left to stagnate, creating infecund, fetid pools that pose serious health threats to the surrounding communities of people, trees, animals, and watersheds.

    CounterPunch

  • Uranium mined from Elliot Lake in Ontario was used for U.S. nuclear weapons and the area is now infecund, emitting dangerous levels of radiation, immiserating the Northern Ojibwa peoples.

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  • Uranium mined from Elliot Lake in Ontario was used for U.S. nuclear weapons and the area is now infecund, emitting dangerous levels of radiation, immiserating the Northern Ojibwa peoples.

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  • The actual teaching of the Church, as given authoritative voice in Humanae Vitae, is as follows: "These acts, by which husband and wife are united in chaste intimacy, and by means of which human life is transmitted… do not cease to be lawful if, for causes independent of the will of husband and wife, they are foreseen to be infecund, since they always remain ordained towards expressing and consolidating their union….

    Sex and the Church

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