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infecund

[ in-fee-kuhnd, -fek-uhnd ]
/ ɪnˈfi kənd, -ˈfɛk ənd /
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adjective

not fecund; unfruitful; barren.

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Origin of infecund

1375–1425; late Middle English infecounde<Latin infēcundus.See in-3, fecund

OTHER WORDS FROM infecund

in·fe·cun·di·ty [in-fi-kuhn-di-tee], /ˌɪn fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for infecund

infecund
/ (ɪnˈfiːkənd) /

adjective

a less common word for infertile

Derived forms of infecund

infecundity (ˌɪnfɪˈkʌndɪtɪ), noun
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