One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a woman or female animal) having low or zero fecundity; unable to bear children or young.
dry, dried up, waterless, as dry as a bone, moistureless, parched, scorched, baked, thirstyView synonyms
- ‘The experience of physicians shows that there are a number of infecund or sterile married couples in the population.’
- ‘The total proportion of infecund among 45-49 year olds is about 70% in most cases and among 40-44 year old it is about 50%.’
Late Middle English: from Latin infecundus, from in- ‘not’ + fecundus ‘fecund’.
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