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Definition of "fruitful" []

  • Producing fruit. (adjective)
  • Conducive to productivity; causing to bear in abundance: fruitful soil. (adjective)
  • Producing something in abundance; prolific: a fruitful author of fiction. (adjective)
  • Producing results; profitable. See Synonyms at fertile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fruitful" in a sentence
  • "He was speaking after what he called a fruitful meeting with the NSC executive at his Houghton, Johannesburg, home."
  • "Accusing scientists of being wrong for pursuing a path they have found fruitful, is criticism."
  • "He was not suggesting we look towards the body or the soul to the exclusion of the other, but to allow them to remain, in fruitful contest, within the imagination."