fertile

The word fertile means "able to reproduce," but like so many words, that's just the beginning. The fact that she gave birth to eight kids was proof that she was fertile; her fertile imagination explained their unusual names.

The distance between fertile's literal meaning (able to make babies) and its figurative ones (productive, prolific, full of potential) is small. A child's mind is a fertile place; an idea can grow there very easily. Rabbits are famously fertile creatures; they can spawn several generations in a matter of months. And "fertile ground" can be arable land or a situation that provides the perfect opportunity. The Latin root, fertilis, means "bearing in abundance, fruitful, or productive," from ferre, "to bear."

Definitions of fertile
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adj capable of reproducing

Synonyms:
conceptive, impregnable
capable of conceiving
fecund
capable of producing offspring or vegetation
fertilizable
capable of being fertilized
rank
very fertile; producing profuse growth
fruitful
productive or conducive to producing in abundance
potent, stiff, strong
having a strong physiological or chemical effect
productive
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
Antonyms:
infertile, sterile, unfertile
incapable of reproducing
barren
not bearing offspring
sterilised, sterilized
made infertile
unfertilised, unfertilized, unimpregnated
not having been fertilized
unfruitful
not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production
impotent
lacking power or ability
unproductive
not producing or capable of producing
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adj bearing in abundance especially offspring

Synonyms:
prolific
fruitful
productive or conducive to producing in abundance

adj marked by great fruitfulness

fertile farmland”
Synonyms:
fat, productive, rich
fruitful
productive or conducive to producing in abundance

adj intellectually productive

Synonyms:
fecund, prolific
productive
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

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