Fer*til"i*ty (?), n. [L. fertilitas: cf. F. fertilit'e.]

The state or quality of being fertile or fruitful; fruitfulness; productiveness; fecundity; richness; abundance of resources; fertile invention; quickness; readiness; as, the fertility of soil, or of imagination.

"fertility of resource."

E. Everett.

And all her husbandry doth lie on heaps Corrupting in its own fertility. Shak.

Thy very weeds are beautiful; thy waste More rich than other climes' fertility. Byron.


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