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uk   /ɪnˈfɜː.taɪl/ us   /ɪnˈfɝː.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 choice but to try to grow food in this infertile soil.
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.fəˈtɪl.ə.ti/ us   /ˌɪn.fɚˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/
male/female infertility
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infertileadjective [not gradable]

us   /ɪnˈfɜr·təl/
(of people or animals) not able to produce young, or (of land) of poor quality for growing crops: an infertile couple infertile soil
noun [U] us   /ˌɪn·fərˈtɪlt·ɪ̬·i/
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