prolific stresses rapidity of spreading or multiplying by or as if by natural reproduction.
a prolific writer
an area that is a fertile breeding ground for political extremism
This subject remains a fertile field for additional investigation.
He has a fertile mind.
Recent Examples on the WebThe program is located in one of the most fertile recruiting areas in the country and has been among the most successful in the FBS in tapping into the portal, with another handful of additions already arriving on campus for winter conditioning.—Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2023 And having a presence in one of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the country wouldn’t hurt those conferences’ schools, either.—Dallas News, 7 July 2022 The Imperial Valley is one of the most fertile places in the country.—Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 This transition involves much more than technology investments toward a carbon–neutral society and a fertile policy space.—Time, 12 Jan. 2023 RaMell, what made Hale County such fertile terrain?—Siddhartha Mitter, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2023 Lee suggests that having state legislatures appoint alternate electors would be more fertile ground and key for getting his colleagues to sign on.—Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Jan. 2023 But the United States seems to provide an especially fertile environment for smart people with good ideas.—Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 Taking cues from Tuscany, the property is set on an original Roman road and surrounded by lush, fertile grounds.—Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin fertilis, from ferre to carry, bear — more at bear