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adjective     /ˈbær.ən/
unable to produce plants or fruit: We drove through a barren, rocky landscape.Fertile or infertile landPlant reproduction formal unable to have children or young animalsAnimal reproduction not creating or producing anything new: She became very depressed during the barren years when she was unable to paint. → Compare fertileUnsuccessful (people and things) barrenness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Empty
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