Definition of non-fertile in English:

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non-fertile

adjective

1(Of a person, animal, or plant) unable to reproduce: non-fertile females
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  • Was the number of fertile women admitted to the hospital outside the maternity ward really that much higher than the number of non-fertile women and men?
  • Some ferns do have morphologically distinct fertile and nonfertile leaves.
  • One could hypothesize that an improvement in sex life may be a result of paying attention to fertile and nonfertile days and then having more sex than before on nonfertile days.
1.1(Of land) unable to sustain crops or vegetation: non-fertile ground
More example sentences
  • It can be grown with brackish water and non-fertile land that cannot be used by other crops.
  • The seeds that fell on the non-fertile ground were either eaten, trampled, or grew among thorns and died shortly after.
  • The success of his new farming methods can be seen by the abundant harvesting of crops on land that had previously been considered non-fertile soil.

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