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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not fertile; unproductive or barren.
  • adjective Not capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
  • adjective Not fertilized and hence incapable of growing and developing.
  • adjective Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation.
  • adjective Unproductive or producing little.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • adjective not fertile

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

  • adjective incapable of reproducing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

in- +‎ fertile

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