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Definition of fallow adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of farm land) not used for growing crops, especially so that the quality of the land will improve Farmers are now paid to let their land lie fallow.
  2. 2(of a period of time) when nothing is created or produced; not successful Contemporary dance is coming onto the arts scene again after a long fallow period.
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