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infertile

adjective uk   /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. 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.
infertility
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.fəˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-fɚˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/
male/female infertility
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