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bar·ren

(bar'en),
Unable to produce a pregnancy.
[M.E. bareyne]

barren

(băr′ən)
adj.
a. Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of female animals.
b. Often Offensive Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of women.

bar′ren·ly adv.
bar′ren·ness n.
Infertile, sterile, fruitless

barren

adjective Gynecology Infertile, sterile, fruitless, inconceivable

barren

Sterile. Incapable of producing offspring.

barren

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Among the groups joining the county executive at the recent press conference were: The Long Island Pine Barrens Society, The Nature Conservancy, New York League of Conservation Voters, North Fork Environmental Council, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Long Island Neighborhood Network, Sustainable Long Island, Vision Long Island, Peconic Land Trust, Long island Farm Bureau, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Community Health and Environment Coalition, the Long Island Federation of Labor and The Long Island Association.
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