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English definition of “fruitful”


adjective     /ˈfruːt.fəl/
C1 formal producing good results: It was a most fruitful discussion, with both sides agreeing to adopt a common policy. → Opposite fruitlessUseful or advantageous old use If a person is fruitful, they produce a lot of children.PregnancyBirth fruitfully     /-i/ adverb
(Definition of fruitful adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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