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fruitful (adj.)

c. 1300, of trees, from fruit + -ful. Related: Fruitfully; fruitfulness. Of animals or persons from early 16c.; of immaterial things from 1530s.

updated on October 24, 2012

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Definitions of fruitful from WordNet

fruitful (adj.)
productive or conducive to producing in abundance;
be fruitful and multiply
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