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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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