Definition of infertile
- infertile eggs
- infertile fields
- infertile couples
an infertile cow is of limited use to a farmer
only parched, infertile fields remained after months of drought
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First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
: not able to reproduce : not able to produce children, young animals, etc.
: not suited for raising crops : unable to support the growth of plants
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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