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FERTILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fertile mean? 

FERTILE (adjective)
  The adjective FERTILE has 4 senses:

1. capable of reproducing
2. intellectually productive
3. bearing in abundance especially offspring
4. marked by great fruitfulness

  Familiarity information: FERTILE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FERTILE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Capable of reproducing

Similar:

conceptive; impregnable (capable of conceiving)

fecund (capable of producing offspring or vegetation)

fertilizable (capable of being fertilized)

rank (very fertile; producing profuse growth)

Also:

fruitful (productive or conducive to producing in abundance)

conceptive; impregnable (capable of conceiving)

productive (producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly))

potent; stiff; strong (having a strong physiological or chemical effect)

Attribute:

fecundity; fertility (the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring)

Antonym:

sterile (incapable of reproducing)


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Meaning:

Intellectually productive

Synonyms:

prolific; fecund; fertile

Context examples:

a prolific writer / a fecund imagination

Similar:

productive (producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly))


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Meaning:

Bearing in abundance especially offspring

Synonyms:

prolific; fertile

Context examples:

flying foxes are extremely prolific / a prolific pear tree

Similar:

fruitful (productive or conducive to producing in abundance)


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Meaning:

Marked by great fruitfulness

Synonyms:

fertile; productive; rich; fat

Context examples:

fertile farmland / a fat land / a productive vineyard / rich soil

Similar:

fruitful (productive or conducive to producing in abundance)


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