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nonproductive

adjective non·pro·duc·tive \-prə-ˈdək-tiv\

Definition of NONPRODUCTIVE

:  not productive: as
a :  failing to produce or yield :  unproductive <a nonproductive oil well>
b :  not directly concerned with production <the nonproductive labor of clerks and inspectors>
c of a cough :  dry 3a
non·pro·duc·tive·ness noun

First Known Use of NONPRODUCTIVE

1868

nonproductive

adjective non·pro·duc·tive \-prə-ˈdək-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NONPRODUCTIVE

of a cough :  not effective in raising mucus or exudate from the respiratory tract :  dry 2

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