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

  • adjective Not bearing fruit or offspring; barren.
  • adjective Not productive of a good or useful result.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not fruitful, in any sense.

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

  • adjective Not producing fruit or offspring; unproductive; infertile; barren; sterile

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to not bearing fruit (usually figuratively).

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

  • adjective not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production


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