F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fer-til-i-tee]
    • /fərˈtɪl ɪ ti/
    • /fəˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-til-i-tee]
    • /fərˈtɪl ɪ ti/

Definitions of fertility word

  • noun fertility the state or quality of being fertile. 1
  • noun fertility Biology. the ability to produce offspring; power of reproduction: the amazing fertility of rabbits. 1
  • noun fertility the birthrate of a population. 1
  • noun fertility (of soil) the capacity to supply nutrients in proper amounts for plant growth when other factors are favorable. 1
  • noun fertility The quality of being fertile; productiveness. 1
  • noun fertility reproductive ability 1

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Origin of fertility

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English fertilite (< Middle French) < Latin fertilitās. See fertile, -ity

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Parts of speech for Fertility


fertility popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fertility usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fertility

noun fertility

  • pregnancy — the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant.
  • virility — the state or quality of being virile; manly character, vigor, or spirit; masculinity.
  • potency — the state or quality of being potent.
  • productivity — the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services: The productivity of the group's effort surprised everyone.
  • abundance — An abundance of something is a large quantity of it.

Antonyms for fertility

noun fertility

  • lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
  • self-emptying — containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle.
  • infertility — not fertile; unproductive; sterile; barren: infertile soil.
  • sterility — free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical instruments.
  • aridity — being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate.

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