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[froot-fuh l] /ˈfrut fəl/

producing good results; beneficial; profitable:
fruitful investigations.
abounding in , as trees or other plants; bearing abundantly.
producing an abundant growth, as of :
fruitful soil; fruitful rain.
bearing fruit in abundance
productive or prolific, esp in bearing offspring
causing or assisting prolific growth
producing results or profits: a fruitful discussion

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


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