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Infertile meaning

Infertility is the inability of a person, animal or plant to reproduce by natural means. It is usually not the natural state of a healthy adult organism, except notably among certain eusocial species (mostly haplodiploid insects). In humans, infertility may describe a woman who is unable to conceive as well as being unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. There are many biological and other causes of infertility, including some that medical intervention can treat. Infertility rates have increased by 4% since the 1980s, mostly from problems with fecundity due to an increase in age.


  1. (a.) Not fertile; not productive; barren; sterile; as, an infertile soil.
Word: in·fer·tile
Pronunciation of infertile: (')in-'f&r-t&l
Function of infertile: adjective
Origin of infertile: Middle French, from Late Latin infertilis, from Latin in- fertilis fertile
: not fertile or productive <infertile eggs> <infertile fields>
- in·fer·til·i·ty /"in-(")f&r-'ti-l&-tE/ noun

Synonyms of infertile

Barren, Unfertile,

Antonyms of infertile