fertility - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the ability of the soil to produce a lot of good crops or plants

    measures to improve the fertility of the soil

  2. 2
    a woman’s ability to have babies

    Utah has the highest fertility rate in the country.

    Jean had been receiving fertility treatment.

    a general decline in fertility

    1. a.
      used about traditions and ceremonies that encourage fertility

      pagan fertility rites

      Isis, the fertility goddess of Ancient Egypt

  3. 3
    someone’s ability to have good ideas or produce good work

    The collection reflects the fertility of contemporary women’s art.