fruitful

[ froot-fuhl ]
/ ˈfrut fəl /

adjective

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.

Origin of fruitful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at fruit, -ful
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British Dictionary definitions for fruitful

fruitful

/ (ˈfruːtfʊl) /

adjective

bearing fruit in abundance
productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
causing or assisting prolific growth
producing results or profitsa fruitful discussion
Derived Formsfruitfully, adverbfruitfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fruitful

fruitful


adj.

c.1300, of trees, from fruit + -ful. Related: Fruitfully; fruitfulness. Of animals or persons from early 16c.; of immaterial things from 1530s.

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