fertileadjectiveuk /ˈfɜː.taɪl/ us /ˈfɝː.t̬əl/
fertile adjective (LAND)
- The ploughed earth looked rich and dark and fertile.
- In order to turn the deserts into fertile and productive land, engineers built an 800-mile canal.
- Organic farmers don't put chemicals into the soil, but keep it fertile by growing clover and adding manure.
- These plants need a moist fertile soil and a sheltered position.
- The corn grows waist-high in these fertile fields.
fertile adjective (PEOPLE/ANIMALS/PLANTS)
- Cats become fertile at about 6 months old.
- Women become less fertile as their age increases.
- To improve your chances of conceiving, you should know at what time in your menstrual cycle you are most fertile.
- The tests showed that you are perfectly fertile and that, in theory, you should be able to have a family.
- The female laid sixteen fertile eggs, each resulting in a healthy chick.
fertile adjective (IMAGINATION)