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infecund

[in-fee-kuh nd, -fek-uh nd]
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adjective
  1. not fecund; unfruitful; barren.

Origin of infecund

1375–1425; late Middle English infecounde < Latin infēcundus. See in-3, fecund
Related formsin·fe·cun·di·ty [in-fi-kuhn-di-tee] /ˌɪn fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Infecundity, in-fe-kun′di-ti, n. want of fecundity or fertility: unfruitfulness.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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  • It is only that, in seeking to compensate himself for his infecundity, he has fallen into the deep sea of preciosity.

    Musical Portraits

    Paul Rosenfeld


British Dictionary definitions for infecundity

infecund

adjective
  1. a less common word for infertile
Derived Formsinfecundity (ˌɪnfɪˈkʌndɪtɪ), noun
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