Definition of infertile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfɜːtaɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfɜːrtl//
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  1. 1(of people, animals and plants) not able to have babies or produce young an infertile couple
  2. 2(of land) not able to produce good crops
  3. opposite fertile
    Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, or from late Latin infertilis, from in- ‘not’ + fertilis (from ferre ‘to bear’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: infertile