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fertile

adjective uk   /ˈfɜː.taɪl/  us   /ˈfɝː.t̬əl/

fertile adjective (LAND)

C2 Fertile land can produce a large number of good quality crops.
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fertile adjective (PEOPLE/ANIMALS/PLANTS)

Fertile animals or plants are able to produce (a lot of) young or fruit: People get less fertile as they get older.
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A fertile seed or egg is able to develop into a new plant or animal.
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fertile adjective (IMAGINATION)

A fertile mind or imagination is active and produces a lot of interesting and unusual ideas.
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