Meaning of “infertile” in the English Dictionary

"infertile" in English

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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

(Definition of “infertile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"infertile" in American English

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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/

(Definition of “infertile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)