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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fruit·ful a. Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife. -- Fruit*ful*ly, adv. -- Fruit*ful*ness, n.
    Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.   --Gen. i. 28.
 [Nature] By disburdening grows
 More fruitful.   --Milton.
    The great fruitfulness of the poet's fancy.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Fertile; prolific; productive; fecund; plentiful; rich; abundant; plenteous. See Fertile.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of something that causes or assists healthy
           growth [syn: fecundity] [ant: fruitlessness]
      2: the intellectual fruitfulness of a creative imagination
         [syn: fecundity]