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infertile

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adjective in·fer·tile \(ˈ)in-ˈfər-təl\

Simple Definition of infertile

  • : not able to reproduce : not able to produce children, young animals, etc.

  • : not suited for raising crops : unable to support the growth of plants

Full Definition of infertile

  1. :  not fertile or productive <infertile eggs> <infertile fields>; especially :  incapable of or unsuccessful in achieving pregnancy <infertile couples>

in·fer·til·i·ty play \ˌin-(ˌ)fər-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of infertile

  1. <an infertile cow is of limited use to a farmer>

  2. <only parched, infertile fields remained after months of drought>



Origin of infertile

Middle French, from Late Latin infertilis, from Latin in- + fertilis fertile


First Known Use: 1597


INFERTILE Defined for Kids

infertile

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adjective in·fer·tile \in-ˈfər-təl\

Definition of infertile

  1. :  not fertile <infertile soil>




Medical Dictionary

infertile

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adjective in·fer·tile \(ˈ)in-ˈfərt-əl\

Medical Definition of infertile

  1. :  not fertile; especially :  incapable of or unsuccessful in achieving pregnancy over a considerable period of time (as a year) in spite of determined attempts by heterosexual intercourse without contraception <infertile couples> <an infertile male with a low sperm count> <an infertile female with blocked fallopian tubes>—compare sterile 1

  2. in·fer·til·i·ty \ˌin-(ˌ)fər-ˈtil-ət-ē\play noun, plural in·fer·til·i·ties





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