Definition of fertility in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /fəˈtɪlɪti/
Pronunciation: /fəːˈtɪlɪti/


[mass noun]
1The quality of being fertile; productiveness: improve the soil fertility by adding compost
More example sentences
  • Galileo's work in mechanics testifies to the fertility of these concepts.
  • As we drove through the countryside I could see the evidence of the incredible fertility.
  • Such soil as occurs is usually shallow, leached and mildly acid, and of generally low fertility.
1.1The ability to conceive children or young: anxiety and stress affect fertility in both men and women
More example sentences
  • Currently, stem cells used for research largely come from embryos leftover from fertility clinics.
  • Four of the eight QTL for reduced homozygous seed set are colocated with QTL associated with reduced male fertility.
  • Several herbs are notable for boosting fertility, too.
ability to conceive, ability to have children, virility, fecundity, potency, reproductiveness

Words that rhyme with fertility

ability, agility, civility, debility, docility, edibility, facility, flexility, fragility, futility, gentility, hostility, humility, imbecility, infantility, juvenility, liability, mobility, nihility, nobility, nubility, puerility, senility, servility, stability, sterility, tactility, tranquillity (US tranquility), usability, utility, versatility, viability, virility, volatility

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: fer|til¦ity

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.