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English definition of “barren”

barren

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 animals Animal 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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