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Meaning of INFERTILITY

Pronunciation:  `infurt'ilutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
 

INFERTILITY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: sterility
 
 Antonyms: fecundity, fertility
 
 See Also: barrenness, cacogenesis, dysgenesis, impotence, impotency, physiological condition, physiological state

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`fer*til"i*ty\, n. [L. infertilitas: cf. F.
infertilit['e].]
The state or quality of being infertile; unproductiveness;
barrenness.

      The infertility or noxiousness of the soil. --Sir M.
                                               Hale.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The inability to produce children.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The inability of a couple to achieve a pregnancy or to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of unprotected intercourse.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aridity, aridness, barrenness, birth control, contraception, dearth, dearth of ideas, dry womb, dryness, dullness, family planning, famine, impotence, ineffectualness, infecundity, planned parenthood, prosaicism, prosaicness, prosaism, prosiness, staidness, sterileness, sterility, stolidity, stuffiness, uncreativeness, unfancifulness, unfertileness, unfruitfulness, unimaginativeness, unoriginality, unpoeticalness, unproductiveness, withered loins
 

 

 

 

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