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fruitful adj
1 productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply" [ant: unfruitful]
2 productive of profit; "a profitable enterprise"; "a fruitful meeting" [syn: profitable]

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From fruit + -ful


  1. Favourable to the growth of fruit or useful vegetation; fertile; not barren.
  2. Being productive in any sense; yielding benefits.
    The extra work in the office turned out to be fruitful after all - I got promoted


  • Genesis, I, 22
    And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

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