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fruitful

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1 producing abundantly
  • a very fruitful tree that gives us plenty of apples every year
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fertile, fecund, fruitful, prolific mean producing or capable of producing offspring or fruit. fertile implies the power to reproduce in kind or to assist in reproduction and growth
    • fertile soil
; applied figuratively, it suggests readiness of invention and development.
    • a fertile imagination
fecund emphasizes abundance or rapidity in bearing fruit or offspring.
    • a fecund herd
fruitful adds to fertile and fecund the implication of desirable or useful results.
    • fruitful research
prolific stresses rapidity of spreading or multiplying by or as if by natural reproduction.
    • a prolific writer

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