Fertile definition

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Highly or continuously productive; prolific.

A fertile imagination; a fertile source of new ideas.

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Bearing or producing crops or vegetation abundantly; fruitful.
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Bearing or producing crops or vegetation abundantly; fruitful.
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Capable of producing offspring, seeds, or fruit.
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Capable of development into a new individual; fertilized.

Fertile eggs.

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Capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
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The definition of fertile is someone or something capable of reproducing and also is the production of many new ideas.

An example of someone who would be described as fertile is a woman who has ten kids.

An example of something that would be described as fertile is the imagination of a person who is constantly coming up with new ideas.

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(physics) Capable of producing fissionable material.

Fertile thorium 232.

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Capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
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Capable of growing and developing; able to mature.

A fertile egg.

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Rich in material needed to sustain plant growth.

Fertile soil.

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Capable of growing and developing; able to mature.

A fertile egg.

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(biology) Capable of reproducing; fecund, fruitful.
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(biology) Capable of developing past the egg stage.
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(of an imagination etc) Productive or prolific.
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Able to produce young, seeds, fruit, pollen, spores, etc.
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(botany) Bearing functional reproductive structures such as seeds or fruit or material such as spores or pollen.
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Designating or of material, as uranium-238 or thorium-232, that can be made fissile by a neutron-induced nuclear reaction.
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Capable of supporting plant life; favorable to the growth of crops and plants.
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Capable of developing into a complete organism; fertilized.
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Rich in material needed to sustain plant growth.

Fertile soil.

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Producing abundantly; rich in resources or invention; fruitful; prolific.
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Causing or helping fertility.

The sun's fertile warmth.

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(botany) Bearing functional reproductive structures such as seeds or fruit or material such as spores or pollen.
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Origin of fertile

  • Middle English fertil from Old French fertile from Latin fertilis from ferre to bear bher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin fertilis (“fruitful, fertile”), from ferō (“I bear, carry”).

    From Wiktionary