producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations.
abounding in fruit, as trees or other plants; bearing fruit abundantly.
producing an abundant growth, as of fruit: fruitful soil; fruitful rain.
- fruit·ful·ly, adverb
- fruit·ful·ness, noun
- o·ver·fruit·ful, adjective
- o·ver·fruit·ful·ly, adverb
- o·ver·fruit·ful·ness, noun
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How to use fruitful in a sentence
We’d do well, then, to seek guidance from Darrel Morrison, who has spent a fruitful life designing with native flora and teaching others how to do the same.A native plant designer’s memoir reflects on a life in the field | Adrian Higgins | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
In this regard, one of the most fruitful research approaches has involved the study of how nerve cells communicate with other cells in the body, and how various drugs might alter this communication.
Forty-seven years ago, Japan used the Olympics Opening Ceremony to announce itself to the world as a modern, fruitful society.The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Depressing as Hell | Kevin Fallon | July 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Transits soon overtook wobbles as the most fruitful planet-finding strategy.A century of astronomy revealed Earth’s place in the universe | Lisa Grossman | July 21, 2021 | Science News
To those who looked myopically only at recent years of the harvest, which had been quite sufficient, he pointed out that those years had been unusually fruitful, which masked the problem.
These are all fruitful options to pursue for any atheist interested in challenging the immoral stereotypes we have.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet | Vlad Chituc | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After a fruitful year (earning $81 total) he expanded his enterprise.
That marked the beginning of a fruitful long-term relationship with his Ethiopian clients.
Then, defying all logic, it somehow blossomed into an amazing, fruitful romance.'You're the Worst': TV's Best Couple Is Awful and Perfect for Each Other | Jason Lynch | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Reporters found that scouring the Internet for remarks made by Ukip members was proving fruitful.Is Britain’s Tea Party Turning Politics Upside Down? | Nico Hines | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nothing, however, can save us but a union, which would turn our barren hills into fruitful valleys.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Our escort was mounted within a few minutes, and we were in full gallop over the fruitful levels of Champagne.
It seemed an unpromising subject, but they fell upon it with ardour, and found it strangely fruitful.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Why did he quit the fruitful banks of the Euphrates for a spot so remote, so barren, and so stony as Sichem?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
One of the most fruitful fields for this instrument is undoubtedly stellar spectroscopy.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters | James Edward Keeler
British Dictionary definitions for fruitful
bearing fruit in abundance
productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
causing or assisting prolific growth
producing results or profits: a fruitful discussion
- fruitfully, adverb
- fruitfulness, noun
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