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Definition of fertile
(of soil or land) producing or capable of producing abundant vegetation or crops:fields along the fertile flood plains of the river figurativeGermany in the 1920s and 30s was fertile ground for such ideas (of a seed or egg) capable of becoming a new individual. (of a person, animal, or plant) able to conceive young or produce seed:Barbara carefully calculated the period when she was most fertile (of a person’s mind or imagination) producing many new and inventive ideas with ease. (of a situation or subject) fruitful and productive in generating new ideas:a series of fertile debates within the social sciences Physics (of nuclear material) able to become fissile by the capture of neutrons.