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fertile

adjective uk   /ˈfɜː.taɪl/ us    /ˈfɝː.t̬əl/

fertile adjective (LAND)

C2 Fertile land can produce a large number of good quality crops.
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fertile adjective (PEOPLE/ANIMALS/PLANTS)

Fertile animals or plants are able to produce (a lot of) young or fruit: People get less fertile as they get older.
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A fertile seed or egg is able to develop into a new plant or animal.
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fertile adjective (IMAGINATION)

A fertile mind or imagination is active and produces a lot of interesting and unusual ideas.
Translations of “fertile”
in Korean 비옥한, 가임의…
in Arabic خَصْب, مُخَصَّب…
in French fertile, fécond…
in Turkish verimli, bereketli, mümbit…
in Italian fertile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 土地, 肥沃的, 富饒的…
in Russian плодородный, плодовитый…
in Polish urodzajny, żyzny, płodny…
in Spanish fértil…
in Portuguese fértil…
in German fruchtbar, schöpferisch…
in Catalan fèrtil…
in Japanese 肥よくな, 多産の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 土地, 肥沃的, 富饶的…
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