1. [ noun ] (biology) the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
Synonyms: fecundity
Related terms: sterility physiological_state infertile fertile
2. [ noun ] the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
Synonyms: birth_rate fertility_rate natality birthrate
Related terms: rate
3. [ noun ] the property of producing abundantly and sustaining growth
Synonyms: prolificacy richness

"he praised the richness of the soil"

Related terms: fruitfulness
Similar spelling:   fertilize