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infertile

adjective     /ɪnˈfɜː.taɪl/ US  /-ˈfɝː.t̬əl/
An infertile person , animal , or plant cannot have babies , produce young , or produce new plants : It has been estimated that one in eight couples is infertile.Animal reproduction Infertile land or soil is not good enough for plants or crops to grow well there: Poor farmers have little option but to try to grow food on these infertile soils .Fertile or infertile land infertility     /ˌɪn.fəˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-fɚˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] male / female infertilityAnimal reproduction
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