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English definition of “fallow”

fallow

adj
 
 
/ˈfæləʊ/
fallow land is land that a farmer does not grow crops on for a period of time, usually a year, so that the soil quality can improve
used to describe a period of time in which there is not much business activity: The corporation has gained market share recently, but only after a long fallow period.
(Definition of fallow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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