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fallow

adjective uk   /ˈfæl.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/

fallow adjective (LAND)

Fallow land is not planted with crops, in order to improve the quality of the soil: Farmers are eligible for government support if they let a certain amount of land lie fallow.

fallow adjective (TIME)

A fallow period of time is one in which very little happens: After a long fallow period, the author has brought out a new book.
(Definition of fallow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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