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barren

adjective uk   us   /ˈbær.ən/
unable to produce plants or fruit: We drove through a barren, rocky landscape. formal unable to have children or young animals not creating or producing anything new: She became very depressed during the barren years when she was unable to paint.
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noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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