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English definition of “fallow”

fallow

adj     /ˈfæləʊ/
fallow land is land that a farmer does not grow crops on for a period of time , usually a year , so that the soil quality can improve
used to describe a period of time in which there is not much business activity : The corporation has gained market share recently , but only after a long fallow period .
(Definition of fallow adj from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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