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fertileadjective

us   /ˈfɜr·təl/
  • fertile adjective (GROWING PLANTS)

(of land) able to produce a large number of high-quality crops: fertile soil
  • fertile adjective (ABLE TO PRODUCE)

biology (of people or animals) able to produce young
fig. Someone who has a fertile imagination has an active mind and is able to produce a lot of new and original ideas.
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"fertile" in British English

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fertileadjective

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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